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Common Name: Flowering Tobacco      Latin Name: Nicotiana alata      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Nicotiana alata

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Category: Annual
Family: SOLANACEAE
Genus: Nicotiana
species: alata
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 1 to 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide
Growth habit: Upright
Foliage: Alternate, oval, 4 to 8 inches long leaves are pubescent, rosette-forming. Sticky and strongly scented.
Flowers: Short racemes with a few flowers each. Flowers are tubular with a long, slender throat, 2 to 4 inches long, in various shades of red, pink, lime, yellow or white. Older varieties have sweet fragrance but some of the newer ones are unscented
Culture: Full sun or partial shade and well-drained, moist soil. Reseeds.
Uses: Border, bedding plant, cut flowers. Flowering tobacco is a cousin to N. tabacum, smoking tobacco, and the juice of the leaves is poisonous.
Propagation: Seed
Cultivars:
‘Perfume Deep Purple’ – Above, an AAS winner, 18 inches tall with purple flowers, shown above
‘Avalon Bright Pink’ – Also an AAS winner, 12 inches tall with abundant pink blooms, shown at right
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 40
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Nicotiana alata, Flowering Tobacco plant
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: 2008
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Flowers of Nicotiana alata, Flowering Tobacco plant
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: 2008
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Nicotiana alata, Flowering Tobacco plant
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: 2008
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 59.926997300000000 Longitude: 10.700031100000000] Specimen: 3158
Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden Copenhagen Denmark
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.685503433333300 Longitude: 12.571419183333300] Specimen: 3354
Location: Central London Hyde Park and Regents Park London, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.528655883333300 Longitude: -0.152667166666667] Specimen: 3594
Location: Central London Hyde Park and Regents Park London, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.511998800000000 Longitude: -0.170601283333333] Specimen: 3612
Location: Central London Hyde Park and Regents Park London, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.511998800000000 Longitude: -0.170601283333333] Specimen: 3613
Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden Copenhagen Denmark
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.685503433333300 Longitude: 12.571419183333300] Specimen: 5000
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Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: -33.864305230000000 Longitude: 151.215390060000000] Specimen: 10366
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January 2017
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

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