Many types of nicotiana are terrifically fragrant (especially at night) and are wonderful in attracting hummingbirds as well as fascinating hummingbird moths.
There are several types of nicotiana, also called flowering tobacco because it's a cousin of the regular tobacco plant. Try the shorter, more colorful types in containers or the front of beds or borders. The taller, white-only types, which can reach 5 feet, are dramatic in the back of borders. And they're ideal for night gardens; they're usually most fragrant at dusk. These plants do best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil, and they may reseed.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- To 5 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- To 2 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Fragrant,Fall Color,Attracts Hummingbirds,Attracts Butterflies,Easy to Grow
Fragrant Slope Garden Plan
Red-Theme Garden Plan
Annual Garden for Shade
Four Gorgeous Bulb and Perennial Gardens
Design for a Moon Garden
Easy-Care Mixed Fall Garden Plan
Flowery Deck Garden Plan
Tiny Corner Garden Plan
Plant taller flowering tobacco varieties with cleome for a beautiful and airy display of white flowers that are perfect for evening gardens.Dusty miller
Contrast flowering tobacco's starry flowers with the silvery felted foliage of dusty miller for a great display all summer long.French Marigold
Old-fashioned marigolds look -- and grow -- great with flowering tobacco in the ground or in containers.
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