Ornamental tobacco, a short facts list
Name – Nicotiana
Family – Solenaceae or nightshade family
Type – perennial
Height – 20 to 60 inches (50 to 150 cm)
Exposure – full sun, part sun, shade
Soil – ordinary
Flowering – June to September
Planting ornamental tobacco
Ornamental tobacco is planted in April if purchased in nursery pots, adding soil mix and if possible organic soil conditioner such as manure and seaweed.
If sowing from seed, better to consider sowing in a sheltered place during the month of March, transplant when the first leaves have appeared and transfer during the month of May to the soil enriched with a good soil mix and organic soil conditioner such as manure and seaweed.
Pruning ornamental tobacco
Remove wilted flowers regularly (deadheading).
Comments about ornamental tobacco
This perennial flowers abundantly all summer long. In a flower bed, along edges or even in a garden box, this plant will for sure provide you with an abundance of flowers and a unique fragrance.
Smart tip about ornamental tobacco
Ornamental tobacco also fits right into any bouquet composition prepared in a vase.
- Propagate ornamental tobacco through crown division