Nicotiana alata 'Nicki Red'/Nicki Red Flowering Tobacco

Nicotiana alata 'Nicki Red' / Nicotiana alata 'Nicki Red'
Heavy crop of red blossoms on this low, mounding variety
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Heavy crop of red blossoms on this low, mounding variety

Typical form of this variety in full bloom

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Scientific Name: Nicotiana alata 'Nicki Red'
Common Name: Nicki Red Flowering Tobacco
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is one of several varieties of flowering tobacco that maintains a low, dwarf mounding form. Flowers are star shaped. Plant flowering tobacco in full sunlight and in a well drained soil, preferably a raised bed. The foliage is light green and is covered with short, sticky hairs. Fertilize plant several times during the growing season and cut off old flower heads. This is a relative of the smoking tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum, and all parts of the plant are reported to be poisonous if eaten. Members of the Nicki series do well as container plants.