How To Easily Grow Nicotiana or Flowering Tobacco
What tobacco plant is
and white? and has such a lovely scent to it? I had some years ago and
can't remember what they were called. Is it Nicotiania or something
like this? Awaiting your reply. Where could I purchase this plant in
tobacco or Nicotiana is indeed a wonderful plant.
The older N.
tallest (48" tall) and most fragrant and the easiest (and likely the
only way) to get this plant is to find some seed from a specialty
seedhouse. It will not be in seed racks nor usually sold in
anything but a really small local grower/greenhouse.
Unfortunately, I don't track sources for seed or plants
(it's a big
Internet) :-) so you'll have to go searching.
Modern forms of Nicotiana
most commonly sold in garden centers or big box stores are hybrids and
while they come in a wide variety of colors do not have a fragrance
worth speaking about.
(white ones) have a lovely fragrance but not (In my opinion) as
powerful as the N.
I've found that N.
will often self sow for me here in USDA zone 4.
It is easily sown and grown indoors.
Nicotiana grows best in full sun to liight shade
Love a good soil; well drained and rich. But will
on just about anything for a single season. Reseeds
in welll-drained soils in my experience.
Sow without covering the
seed - it is very small seed.
You'll need to sow it by mid-March for a late May planting outdoors.
Keep the flat warm (see seed starting tips in propagation
within 10-14 days, you'll have small seedlings.
Transplant into bigger pots when the seeds have 4 true leaves
(not the tiny seedling leaves but leaves that look like the mature
Grow at 65F and in full sunlight until after all danger of
Or, you can sow outdoors in mid-May for a fall blooming.
soil damp if sowing outdoors until the plants are at the 4 leaf stage
and then you can transplant seedlings that are too close together.
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Deadhead the spent flowers to encourage new blooms but
unless you leave some to set seed, you won't have any the following
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