We've grown several varieties of nicotiana from seed over the years, and as a result, we have different kinds popping up around the garden now. We just tolerate the white-flowered big-leaved ones, and prize the rosy-colored smaller varieties (offspring of Nikki seed strains). This year we raised plants from seed labeled Stonecrop mauve. The result was a rather interesting mixture with chocolate brown and lemon yellow flowers - not quite what we expected!
||many colors (summer)
||ordinary garden soil
||germinate at room temperature; self-seeds in our garden
|The 'Stonecrop mauve' offspring |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Susanlynne||Dec 04, 2005||Another sphinx moth caterpillar host plant. Anything in the solanacea family. Usually you will find only a very few of the caterpillars, and whatever they eat is usually replaced very quickly by new foliage. The hummingbird moths are so gorgeous, and they are the only moths (not butterflies) that can pollinate these deep-throated flowers.
|Mary Beth||Apr 29, 2006||I can't say enough good things about woodland (also sold as jasmine) tobacco - the kind with drooping white flowers and lime green foliage - really brightens up a shady spot and mine grows in fairly deep shade. It also did very well over the last droughty summer of 2005 in Wisconsin. I would grow it for the fragrance alone, which comes out in the evening. Keep deadheading the stalks and it will reward you with flowers for a long season.|
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