Tobacco Plant

Nicotiana sylvestris

Tobacco Plant - Nicotiana sylvestris

Common Name: Tobacco Plant
Genus: Nicotiana
Species: sylvestris

Jean Nicot is thought to have first introduced tobacco into Portugal and France.

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This species of Tobacco Plant is a perennial, but in the U.K. it is usually grown as an annual bedding plant because it is not frost hardy. From late summer and into autumn, long, tube-shaped, strongly fragrant, white flowers are produced. Nicotiana sylvestris has bright green, very large leaves.
This plant may require staking.

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