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Nicotiana sylvestris

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1 packet (2000 nicotiana seeds) £2.99 Despatch: within 24 hours
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This imposing half hardy annual has stout spikes bearing a cascading head of fragrant 3½in long white blooms. It grows to a height of 90-120cm (36-48in) making it an excellent subject for the border. Occasionally a short lived perennial in a warm sheltered site.

Cottage Gardens, Scented Gardens, Exotic Garden, Cut Flower Garden


Full sun, Sun or semi shade

120cm (47.2in)

60cm (23.6in)

1 Packet (2000 Nicotiana Seeds) (TT06549)

Sowing Months Flowering Months
Caution: Irritant to skin and eyes. Harmful if eaten.
Sow on the surface of a good free draining seed compost from late winter to early spring. Make sure the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 10-20 days at 21C (70F). Do not exclude light which is beneficial to germination.

Transplant when large enough to handle and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 60cm (24in) apart in sun or part shade on rich well drained soil.


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Big tobacco 2013-08-17

Everything the previous review is true. But for those new to this species, you have to appreciate how large they can get in a warm summer such as 2013. I raised mine from seed and planted the pot-ons out mid-bed in June. I then went away for a month or so. On return I had a solid mass of 6' high spikes some of the leaves must have been 2'x1'. Brilliant, but my Rudbeckia, Echiniacea, Verbena, etc -hardly diminutive spp - were part-shaded out! If in full sun and fertile soil I recommend N. sylvestris is planted toward the back of large beds.

Well worth sowing 2011-07-25

A mass germination,so many friends benefitted,pricked out to many seeds trays.I plant them a little closer than recommended as I found last year that they support one another,they have huge leaves so watch out for slugs and snails hiding.Here we are in mid July and they have begun to flower.I almost feel like sitting in the flower borders as the scent is beautiful .Not too heady but it makes growing these all the more worthwhile.