Growing Nicotiana (Tobacco Flower)

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.