Nicotiana Sylvestris

Nicotiana sylvestrisLatin name

Tobacco PlantCommon name

The old fashioned formal border type of white towering Candelabras. Handsomely hung narrow tubed flowers with the most heavenly perfume particularly on a still summer evening. Always sought after. 5'.

How to Grow Nicotiana from Seed

Nicotiana grows best in full sun but will tolerate light shade, it is easy to start from seed and flowers in about 10 weeks. Nicotiana needs to sown thinly, and the seeds are tiny, so it helps to mix a teaspoon of fine dry sand with the seed before sowing it. This will help to prevent overcrowding of the seedlings after germination.

Sow Nicotiana seed indoors from Febraury to May in growing cells or pots that have been filled to within 6mm of the top with moistened seed compost. Sprinkle the seeds as thinly as possible and press gently into the surface. Do not cover the seeds, as nicotiana needs light to germinate. Keep the compost moist but not wet, watering from the base of the pots, never on top of the seeds.

Germination should occur within 21 days at 18 to 22°C (65 to 68°F) Once the seedlings have developed a couple of sets of leaves, thin out by pinching or cutting excess seedlings at the soil line, leaving the strongest seedlings to grow on.

Harden off for several weeks before plant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. 

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£2.00

Item Code: 1963

Variety: Sylvestris

Type: Half Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 1000 Seeds

Sow: February - April

Germination: Up to 21 days

Harvest: June - October

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