Only the Lonely Nicotiana

$ 1.75

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.