Nicotiana sylvestris


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Botanical Name: Nicotiana sylvestris
Common Name: Fragrant Woodland Tobacco
Family: Solanaceae
Category: Hardy Perennial
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Nicotiana sylvestris, Fragrant Woodland Tobacco: A species wild tobacco from South America. Clusters of attractive, pendulous, tubular, white flowers become very fragrant towards evening. The fragrance fills the garden with sweet scent on warm evenings during summer, autumn and even into winter . The large, apple green leaves are a welcome bright colour in in the garden during late autumn- winter. These leaves can be smoked but it is not recommended. Enjoys full sun to light shade in well drained, humus rich soil. Remarkably dry and frost hardy in our garden. Self seeds gently and easy to pull out if not wanted.  120cm x 60cm.

Sowing Advice

Sow Nicotiana seeds in late spring summer or when last frost has finished out doors in location required. Indoors sow seed thinly onto the surface of good quality seed  raising mix. Do not cover seed  with soil as it needs light to germinate. Place in a warm room or in a propagator at 18-22 degrees C. Keep moist but not wet. Seed should germinate in 10-14 days. Once 2 sets of leaves are produced pot on into small pots, then plant out in garden once large enough.