Nicotiana Seeds - Grandiflora
(Nicotiana alata) Annual. 90 days to maturity.
Grandiflora Nicotiana is one of the most fragrant flowers you’ll plant in your garden this summer. It has white, starry shaped blooms that glimmer at dusk, right as its sweet-jasmine scent is at its peak. Plant Grandiflora Nicotiana near a window and relax to its soft scent cascading in on a warm summer’s night. These large plants also make an excellent choice to create a border or along a fence line. Pollinators of all kinds love buzzing in and out of their blooms!
** Nicotiana has strong medicinal properties, including its nicotine content. Take care and consideration when it comes to placement, children and pets.
Growth Habit: Upright growth to 5 feet height, with a tall stem, 12-18” long leaves, and sprays of 4” tubular flowers. Flowers open at dusk or on overcast days. Self seeding.
Sun Requirements: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Average, well drained soil
When to Plant: Direct seed after last frost date OR start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date.
How to Plant:
Direct sow: sow seeds on soil surface after the last frost. Cover only lightly with soil as seeds need light to germinate. Seeds should germinate in 21-28 days. Thin young plants to 1 foot apart.
Transplant: sow seeds on soil surface and cover only very lightly with soil, as seeds need light to germinate. Seeds should germinate in 21-28 days. Harden off and transplant after the risk of frost has passed. Space plants 1 foot apart.
When / How to Harvest: Harvest flowers when nearly fully open through Summer and into Fall. Harvest and deadhead regularly for continuous blooms.
Uses: Nicotiana is a lovely cut flower. Flowers are attractive to pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia, Canada.