Spotlight On: Nicotiana
Common Names: Nicotiana or Tobacco Plant
Scientific Name: Nicotiana alata
Plant Type: Annual
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Time: Late Spring through Summer
Bloom Color: Various
Height: 8-16 inches
Wildlife: Attract Hummingbirds
An annual flower that is as easy as it gets. Plant it. Water it. Done. No dead-heading or clipping back. They fill out beautifully, have a wonderful fragrance, and are one of the few flowers available in the color lime.
The five pointed flowers are trumpet shaped, with red, white, rose, pink, yellow, lime and lavender colors. The shape of the blossom makes it a great plant to attract hummingbirds. They bloom from early summer to fall and grow to be between 1-3 feet tall.
Nicotiana is great for using in the middle of flower beds or container gardens, adding height and texture to your combination. The unique flower will fill out whatever space you give it and the shape of the flower will have people stopping to see what you planted.
For a list of the colors grown by Vern Goers Greenhouse, check out our annuals list here.