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Nicotiana alata /Flowering Tobacco

Nicotiana alata  / Nicotiana alata
Several flower colors in this mass planting of flowering tobacco
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Several flower colors in this mass planting of flowering tobacco

Bright red cultivar in spring through early summer

The white selection is an excellent choice for night viewing in the garden

Close-up view of white flowers, probably the most popular of all colors

Blooming occurs over an extended period in late spring and early summer

Rose colored blossoms

A close view if white flowers

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Nicotiana alata
Common Name: Flowering Tobacco
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This annual has repeat flowering from late spring until freezes in the fall. Flowers come in several colors and are very fragrant. The fragrance being more pronounced in late afternoon as the flowers open. Flowering tobacco is a perennial in zone 10