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Only the Lonely Nicotiana

6 reviews

The tallest, largest flowering nicotiana. Give it lots of room in the back of the beds. By mid-summer, stalks as thick as your finger shoot up 4 to 4 1/2 feet with enormous clusters of pendulous white blooms. These 4-inch trumpets bloom all summer, and their evening fragrance is very intoxicating. 

100 seeds 





Nicotiana sylvestris


Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, seeds need light to germinate.

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 10-12" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after last frost, Sow lightly and thin to 10-12" apart. 

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width:  48-60" by 12"

Spacing: 10-12"

Light Needs:  Shade to sun

Soil Needs: Rich, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 75-90 days

Uses:  Flower beds, containers, attracts pollinators and beneficials

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting.  Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Reseeds easily.


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Jeanine S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

I have purchased these seeds for many years-they are my favorite of all Nicotiana! Always do well. I have tried other companies but none measure up with these Pinetree seeds!

Byron S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
good seed and service

Good price for good seeds. Shipping took a few days longer than other companies.

Sylvia O.
United States
I recommend this product
Seed order 2019

Slower growing than i had hoped. But it is ridiculously attractive to bees, hummers and people when it blooms. Try this in moonlight gardens.

Beverly A.
I recommend this product
Wonderful Plant!

Here in northern Utah in Zone 6b I can direct sow or early start this nicotiana. Be aware that when it's happy, and it is easy to please, it's quite big, about 16 inches across and about 5 feet tall. If seeds are allowed to fall and the ground left undisturbed they well reseed in a pleasant manner, not invasively. It likes a lighter soil to get started and blooms until frost.

john s.
United States
Crying in my beer

I sowed it outside and had zero germination. Next year I plan to try starting it inside.