Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)
This tall and beautiful plant produces fragrant, trumpet-shaped blooms all summer long. The large, dark-green leaves make this a truly ornamental plant. This is one of the most fragrant flowers in our garden and attracts lots of beneficial insects.
Nicotiana sylvestris is also know as "flowering tobacco" and "woodland tobacco" and is native to the Andes regions of Argentina and Bolivia. Nicotiana sylvestris is thought to be a parent of Nicotiana Tabacum which is used in modern tobacco production. No part of Nicotiana sylvestris should be consumed.
(Approximately 150 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: Press a group of tiny seeds into the soil 6" apart after frost in a sunny location. Can be started indoor 4-6 weeks before last frost and transplanted after frost. Nicotiana sylvestris can transmit diseases to vegetables so we plant it outside of the veggie garden.