Nicotiana Seeds - Ghost Pipes

(Nicotiana sylvestris) Annual. 90 days to maturity. 

With masses of fragrant long tubular flowers Ghost Pipes Nicotiana gives us a spectacular show. The plants can reach five feet tall and grow easily on their own in the garden.

** Nicotiana has strong medicinal properties, including it’s nicotine content. Take care and consideration when it comes to placement, children and pets.

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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.

 

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