Woodland Tobacco (Nic... FNI-8821
We would not be without this beautiful American woodland native.
Stately plants from 5 to 8 feet with huge leaves and clusters of long white trumpet flowers.
All parts contribute to its effectiveness as a natural insect control: The leaves are sticky to catch whiteflies and other pests. Nicotine compounds in the leaves make an excellent natural insecticide.
In the evenings the flowers are perfumed with a sweet, hypnotic scent modern hybrids have lost. A lovely addition to a patio or porch used on summer evenings. Or let is self-sow in shady areas like the north side of a house or under trees.
BOTANICAL NAME:Nicotiana sylvestris
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS :Sow in flats in well-drained mix. Mix seed with ½ cup of sand peat or potting mix. Prepare a flat or pots with soil, completely moist but not sopping. Tamp soil and sprinkle with the seed/soil mixture. Keep moist but not wet until germination. When plants are 3" high, transplant to a moist shady spot. Plant 24" apart. Will need water and dappled shade for best growth and flowering.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/Height 8'/Spacing 3' ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly