| 2000 Seeds |
The largest of all the nicotiana varieties.The fragrance alone is enough reason to grow Nicotiana sylvestris. Commonly called woodland tobacco, this variety of nicotiana has long, tubular flowers that stay open all day, although the fragrance is strongest at night. The plants grow up to 5 feet tall with leaves up to a foot long and clusters of white flowers that dangle from the ends of the branches. The flowers look their best at night when they seem to glow in the moonlight. Clusters of pendulous glistening white blooms that are highly fragrant and will attract hummingbirds. Normal selection of Nicotiana is based on scent or blooms, If your summers are hot and humid, then Flowering Tobacco is the annual for you. It will thrive on just the same weather that makes all of the other plants flop! This ornamental fills the summer garden with large, brightly colored trumpets of star-shaped flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.2 inch trumpet blooms that face upward. Tender perennial in very mild climates. Very easy to grow from seed.Nicotiana is a member of the nightshade family that includes tobacco, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and petunias. Although some members of this family are edible, Nicotiana is not due to its hazardous alkaloids. Start these seeds indoors in late winter and set them out when the warm spring temperatures arrive, spacing plants a foot or so apart. They will bloom reliably all summer, not resting until the cold weather sets in. And their fragrance will fill the garden, generously lending its sweetness to nearby unscented annuals.
2000 Seeds per Package.
How To Grow Nicotiana From Seeds
- Start seed indoors about 6-7 weeks before the last frost in a flat, tray, or container that has been filled to within 1/4 inch of the top with moistened, sterile seed starting mix.
- Place individual pots on a tray and fill them to within 1/2 inch of the top with potting soil. Moisten the soil with water.
- Lay the seeds in the center of the pots on top of the soil. N. sylvestris seeds need light to germinate, so don’t cover them with soil.
- Put 1-2 seeds in each cell or small pot, then press seeds gently into the surface but do not cover seeds, as nicotiana seeds need light to germinate.
- Slide the tray of pots into a plastic bag and seal the bag. Place it in a location with temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Provide bright but indirect sunlight. Germination takes 10 to 20 days.
- Remove the plastic bag when the seedlings germinate, and place the tray of seeds in the light of a sunny window.
- Place in a warm location until seeds begin to germinate about 10-20 days later. A room temperature of 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for starting seeds. Species nicotianas may be a little more variable in germination, development and growth, so don't give up if only a few seeds germinate quickly. The other seeds may just take a little longer to start growing.
- After seedlings appear, move the container to a bright, sunny window or place under plant lights.
- When seedlings have a couple sets of leaves, thin to the strongest plant by pinching or cutting excess seedlings at the soil line.
Seed directly outside after all danger of frost has passed
Nicotiana seed is very tiny so whether you are starting seed indoors or planting directly in the garden, it may help to mix the fine seed with sand before spreading it over the ground.
Plant outdoors after all danger of frost in fertile, well-drained soil.
Before transplanting the tender seedlings into the garden they need to be hardened-off, allowing them to adjust to the outdoor conditions. Place seedlings outdoors in a shaded or protected location for short periods of time, about 4 hours per day to start. Each day, leave plants outdoors for a couple hours longer and gradually move into brighter light conditions. Check the soil often to make sure it's moist and water if necessary. After 10-14 days plant in the garden.