Flowering Tobacco Seeds (Nicotiana alata)

Flowering Tobacco Seeds (Nicotiana alata)

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Item #:600020

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Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Flowering Tobacco, also referred to as Night-scented Tobacco, is a self-seeding, summer and fall-blooming annual or perennial that bears sweet-scented, white flowers which open only in the evening or during the cooler parts of the day. The fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds as well as moths that pollinate at night. A native of Brazil and Argentina, Flowering Tobacco was introduced into garden cultivation in England in 1829.

Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date at 70 degrees F. Transplant to 6-packs or small pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and plant outdoors after the last frost. Approximately 300 seeds per packet.

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Genus Nicotiana
Species alata
USDA Zones 9 - 11
Exposure Full Sun to Light Shade
Planting Method Transplant
Planting Depth Surface Sow
Days to Emerge 7 - 21
Plant Spacing 2 - 3' apart
Habit 3 - 5' H

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