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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Nicotiana sylvestris

tobacco plant

RHS award of garden merit
approx 450 seeds £2.79
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: pure white
  • Hardiness: half hardy annual

    Eye-catching heads of pure white, trumpet-shaped flowers appear on towering stems above rosettes of dark green leaves. At dusk the flowers of this wonderful tobacco plant start to give off their fabulous fragrance. For maximum enjoyment plant in bold drifts in a sunny border close to a patio, entrance or seating area.

  • Garden care:Under glass, sow the seed thinly onto the surface of a good compost and keep at around 18°C. Keep moist (but not wet) by watering with a spray bottle, and thin out when they are large enough to handle, potting them up into individual pots. Grow on and gradually harden off before planting out after all risk of frost has passed.

  • Sow: March-May

  • Flowering: June-September

  • Approximate quantity: 450 seeds.
  • Harmful if eaten