Nicotiana sylvestris (also called tobacco plant)
Tender perennial, usually grown as an annual, grown for white flowers which are scented at night. Attractive to night insects such as moths.
Flowers from July to September.
Habit – upright, sometimes slightly leaning.
Stems – round, slightly hairy and sticky.
Leaves – large, oval, mid-green, slightly sticky.
Flowers – flared trumpet-shaped white flowers hang in clusters from the top of the stem. Sweetly scented at night.
Sun to shade, prefers dappled shade.
Fertile, moist, well-drained.
Keep soil moist and feed every two weeks in growing season. Has a tendency to droop in midday heat if planted in full sun. May survive very mild winters.
Popular with slugs and snails.
Sow seed in March-April at around 18°C and plant out when frosts are over. May self-seed in mild years.
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