Nicotiana is a tropical genus that has Tobacco as its most infamous member, but all of the 70-odd species are fragrant in flower or leaf, or both. Nicotiana sylvestris. The other is a little taller and has a solid green flower. Tobacco plants average about 2 feet in width, so a spacing of around 3 feet between plants and 5 feet between rows is the minimum you want to allow. Intensely fragrant, 312 inches-long, tubular white flowers are borne in tiers atop a statuesque plant. Cultivars of Nicotiana Plant. Sylvestris is perennial and hardier. First, if I plant Nicotiana sylvestris again, I'll be sure to grow some in pots. It can be counted on to self seed and fill in the gaps. 67 cultivars of flowering tobacco exist. Select Seeds offered plants of Nicotiana alata green this year. 0. The Starmaker series, growing 1012 inches tall, is led by 'Lime/Purple Bi-color'. Sylvestris may reach a height of 3 to 5 feet with fragrant white flowers. This is one of the most fragrant of the varieties. Extremely fragrant. I bought two to plant in a huge pot with some smaller annuals. All mine are species and seed true. Carefully remove the transplant from its nursery pot and slip the roots into the hole. Nicotiana sylvestris is a staple in my garden designs. Most species’ blooms stay closed in daytime hours, only opening fully in the evening. I sow in pots in the cold GH. For a summer spectacle that looks and smells good, surround a limegreen nicotiana with fiery-leaved solenostemon and chartreuse heuchera in a 14in brown glazed pot … The 67 species of Nicotiana hail from Australia, North America, and tropical South America. The Nicotiana genus contains over 60 species of heavily flowering, half-hardy plants and shrubs. The Nicotiana genus is composed of 67 different herbaceous perennial plants and shrubs in the Solanaceae plant family. All have tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers that usually open in the evening and at night, sometimes releasing a potent fragrance. I've never had self sowing but I do get over-wintering by N. sylvestris. I have worked with annual Nicotiana ‘Purfume Purple’ and ‘Saratoga Lime’. ... Dave's right about the nicotiana sold as bedding plants. An attractive and somewhat pendulous perennial, it’s often seen growing in sheltered spots, adorning garden borders and flower pots throughout the summer months. Among the 67 Nicotiana species are several species that are grown in the garden as ornamentals, including N. sylvestris, N. alata, ‘Lime Green,’ and N. langsdorffii, all of which share the common name flowering tobacco. flowering tobacco nicotiana sylvestris. Quite heat tolerant; good in containers. 0. They can be used as specimen or bedding plants, in borders, woodland gardens or containers. One is a little shorter with a green flower fading whitish in the middle. Works well with grasses, Cannas, etc. I was disappointed in ‘Saratoga Lime’. Dave Morgan Posts: 3,123. 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