Posted by: ssorrrell | August 20, 2007

Night Scented Tobacco

I ordered some Night Scented Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris) from Seed Savers Exchange.

Nicotiana, also referred to as Night-scented Tobacco or Flowering Tobacco, is usually grown as an annual for its sweet-scented, white flowers that open only in the evening or during the cooler parts of the day. A native of Brazil, Flowering Tobacco was introduced into garden cultivation in England in 1829. Sow the seeds after the last spring frost and thin the seedlings so they are two to three feet apart. Nicotiana plants appreciate a deep, rich soil; they thrive in full sun or partial shade.
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Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris): Sometimes great things come in simple packages, and so is the case with this South American native. What this simple plant lacks in beauty, it more than makes up for in the overwhelming power of its honey sweet fragrance. The tiny tubular white flowers form large clusters on the plant and send forth their pleasurable aroma from Summer straight into fall. To minimize the monotony of this interesting plant’s leaves, try planting a moonflower or two at its base. Annual. Full sun.
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