Nicotiana alata
Nicotiana alata

Nicotiana alata

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Tobacco Flower
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jul-Oct
Height: 36-40" Spacing: 15-18"
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Fragrance: Yes
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Nicotiana is a tropical genus that has Tobacco as its most infamous member, but all of the 70-odd species are fragrant in flower or leaf, or both. Their pale, luminous flowers, often open in the evening, have attracted a lot of attention from hybridizers who have interbred species until it's hard to know what you've got. For our money, the best form is still the species N. alata (often called Jasmine Tobacco) which produces tall, graceful stems of pale, nodding flowers with starry faces. Its soft, sweet perfume peaks at dusk on warm nights, attracting exotic pollinators and domestic gardeners to its calming presence. Bloom starts in July and continues into fall in a protected spot. These 3–4′ plants stand up to rough weather without staking and are not fussy about soil. A half day of sun is plenty, which makes it easy to tuck them in near a door or window and enjoy their perfume indoors. Perennial in Zone 10.

For more information on growing Nicotiana, click Growing Guide.

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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White Flower Farm

I wanted to plant scented nicotiana by my bedroom window. I ordered 3 plants. They arrived in very good shape and they grew up great. Unfortunately they had no scent at all. This was a big disappointment. Buying these plants was expensive for me especially seeing that main feature I wanted was not there.

While I am pleased to learn these plants have done well for you, I do apologize you could not detect a scent, even in the evening when it tends to be most pronounced. I will be contacting you directly via email regarding compensation.
Sincerely,
Cathy

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Scented nicotiana

I wanted to plant scented nicotiana by my bedroom window. I ordered 3 plants. They arrived in very good shape and they grew up great. Unfortunately they had no scent at all. This was a big disappointment. Buying these plants was expensive for me especially seeing that main feature I wanted was not there.

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White Flower Farm

I requested this plant from one of my daughters for Mother's Day two years ago. I fondly remembered the fragrance from years ago. Two of the three plants arrived in good shape. All eventually recovered. They should not survive the winter here or seed new plants, but they did so. They are beautiful and vigorous. But I wanted them for the intoxicating scent. They have none. I planted them under my bedroom window. I am so disappointed!

The scent of Nicotiana is often most pronounced in the evening. I am sorry to learn this has not been your experience with the plants and I will be contacting you via email regarding compensation.
Sincerely,
Cathy

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Pretty - but . . .

I requested this plant from one of my daughters for Mother's Day two years ago. I fondly remembered the fragrance from years ago. Two of the three plants arrived in good shape. All eventually recovered. They should not survive the winter here or seed new plants, but they did so. They are beautiful and vigorous. But I wanted them for the intoxicating scent. They have none. I planted them under my bedroom window. I am so disappointed!

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White Flower Farm

I bought three of these not knowing how they would turn out. There was one that looked rather weak, and two that seemed hearty. Within a few weeks all were flourishing and have filled out beautifully. I will certainly buy more next year, as they create a beautiful lacy curtain of flowers around the base of my front porch. (I also did not notice a scent - but the lovely appearance more than makes up for it.)

I am so pleased to learn these plants are doing so well for you Kathryn! It is a great annual. As stated in the product details, the scent is more pronounced in the evening.
Sincerely,
Cathy

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Latin Name Pronunciation: nih-ko-she-ay'nuh 

A tropical genus that has Tobacco as its most widely known member, but all the 70-odd species are fragrant in flower or leaf, or both. Their pale, luminous flowers often open in the evening, so tuck plants in near a door or window to get their Jasmine-like perfume indoors. Give them full sun or partial shade, and grow in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter, such as compost or peat moss.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.

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