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Ornamental Tabacco

Nicotiana sylvestris

Also known as

Flowering tobacco, Tobacco plant

Nicotiana sylvestris (flowers) by Kor!An (Корзун Андрей) (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

1m

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Ornamental Tabacco Overview

This species is a biennial or a short-lived perennial that is frequently grown as a half-hardy annual species in colder environments. It has a branching growth habit and may reach a maximum height of around 1.5m. Flowers are sweet scented, white and tubular in appearance, measuring around 9cm long.

Common problems with Ornamental Tabacco

Special features of Ornamental Tabacco

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Other uses of Ornamental Tabacco

Border, shade, fragrance. Leaves are poisonous if eaten.