Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green'

Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' has velvety, acid-green trumpet flowers that mix with any colour. One of my absolute cutting garden staples. More
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Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' has velvety, acid-green trumpet flowers that mix with any colour. One of my absolute cutting garden staples.

This tends to get mildew in my garden, so keep it well watered, or to be extra safe, consider a douse of Copper Mixture.

Nicotiana are a great family of very long-flowering half-hardy annuals, many of them with lovely evening and night scent. Nicotiana are moth-pollinated, so pour out the fragrance when the moths are around.

Please note: This is harmful if eaten.

Genus Nicotiana alata
Variety Lime Green
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Tobacco Plant, Tobacco Flower
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in mid spring. Do not cover seed. Plant after last frosts. Or direct sow in early May.
Care Tips Keep well watered, as this variety tends to get mildew.
Flowering June - October
Vase Life 7 days, give them a good drink before arranging and remove fading flowers.
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green' reviews

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Reviewed 25th November 2018 by Pamela

they grew to be huge and flowered the whole of summer into early autumn

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Reviewed 24th November 2018 by Betty

Tip top plant, it's still blooming it's head off !!

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Elisabeth

They have been beautiful, certainly lived up to expectations. Will buy them next year.

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Reviewed 16th November 2018 by Cherry

Really lovely green that complemented my purples beautifully..

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Alison

I was blown away by these throughout summer but I did manage to end up with a raspberry coloured one. They were such good value and gave us colour all summer long

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jane

Good as always, sadly infested by blackfly so disappointing as a cut-flower this year.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Karen

These have been terrific as well; still flowering in November, some self-seeded and come up for a second round.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Sarah

Out of the ten seedlings I had four red plants!!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that your Nicotiana have flowered incorrectly and have refunded you for the plants."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 18th October 2018 by Vicky

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Pamela

A few of these flourished in pots but not in the garden

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Julia

They did not grow very well it It may have been the dry summer although they were in the same position as I have grown them successfully in other tears

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Nicotiana and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Diane

These have done very well this year. I think they enjoyed the sun and lack of rain. They are still in flower although going over now. We have only had one slight frost so far this year which is unusual for North Yorkshire. If I had known it was going to be such a good summer I would have bought more of these and less of the collections.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Deanne

Delighted with plants lovely display still flowering

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by John

Great service and healthy plug plants which have performed brilliantly .

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Reviewed 24th September 2018 by Annie

Very large. 3 of them in pots grew to about a metre in height.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Tracy

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Peter

I had forgotten how tall they get and will remember to give them a pot of there own. Nevertheless a flower new to me and did not disappoint ,

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jill

Correct variety and healthy. Well packed

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Carol

The Nicotiana have been stunning including the one that was broken. We potted it up and it resurrected well. Has been in a pot in the back yard and flowered all summer.

The Sweet peas were good but I thought I'd ordered 4 varieties and
2 were so alike I couldn't tell the difference They were a lovely cerise.


I bought Alliums and Tulips last year. The tulips were fabulous though a bit stretched. The Alliums were a complete failure. One to a l pot but just collapsed after a good start in April. We blamed the weird weather. Our back garden can be gloomy if there is no sun as in Spring.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Katie

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Gina

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Barbara

Both seedlings were/are/ marvellous

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Gillian

Gorgeous flowers all summer - still in bloom now.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Fiona

Although smallish seedlings these did very well in our droughtish summer this year

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Alison

Slow steady growth in shade and stunning colour. Still flowering well and lighting up evergreens.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Isabel

Brilliant - they all flowered really well and continue.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Carolyn

These haven’t done very well or put on any growth all summer.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Nicotiana seedlings and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Angela

These have flowered well over long period. Some have done better than others.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Sarah

Always dependable and friendly service

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Jill

They flowered non stop, withstood the wind and we’re successful in pots.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Barbara

These were stunning. They seemed to shimmer in the evening . The gentle greeny white colours were beautiful and the scent was amazing.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Ruth

I love these, and has great pleasure from them this year.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Wendy

These were put in pots and went berserk, growing to about 3 foot high and stifling the other nicotina variety.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Rosemary

The service from the staff and delivery service was excellent and the gladioli are brilliant but I was very unhappy with the tulip bulbs earlier in the season they died before the flowers came out especially the parrot tulips.

Gorgeous

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Reviewed 8th July 2017 by Kirsty Hall

Absolutely lovely, they're beautiful in the garden and stunning in an arrangement. It's my first time growing them and I intend to grow them every year from now on. In the past I've had issues with slugs decimating Nicotianas but thankfully, these were more robust.

As others have said, they can crowd out smaller plants, so do be aware of that - I had to rescue a couple of grass plugs that were being completely shaded out.

Wonderful. Will Re order.

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Reviewed 23rd October 2016 by Yvonne Lally

Good germination and strong plants. They have flowered fully right through the summer & as I write it is 23/10/16 and they are still in full flower. They have thrived in all aspects of the garden where they get a good share of sunshine. The earliest plants which I thought had finished have recently started to reflower! ( I'm in the Midlands). They look wonderful infront of an Acer Purpureum for contrast and thread beautifully through verbena bonariensis. Will plant again next year.

Wonderful, Despite Me!

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Reviewed 21st May 2016 by Rachel Okwechime

My first time growing any sort of Nocotiana. I ordered them rather late in the season and was planting them in a pot. I put 5 seedlings all in together in one smallish pot! Even so, I had flowers all the way into November. They weren't as huge as in the other reviews, but I did pack them in. Guess what? They survived the winter & have been in flower again since the beginning of May.

Completely Smitten!

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Reviewed 23rd January 2016 by Judi Delaney

Pushed for time, I ordered these as seedlings along with Nicotiana Whisper Mix, and what a joy they were!! I took the time to add plenty of compost to the bed that they were going in, and once planted I watered regularly and these beauties rewarded me with months of flowers right into November. They grew much larger than I had imagined but weren't invasive just boisterous in a lovely way!! They're top of my list for planting again this year.

A stunner of a plant

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Reviewed 4th August 2015 by Alison

Having not had much luck with nicotiana in my previous garden, I decided to have another go in my new (sunnier!) garden, and bought these as part of the Velvet Collection. What can I say, except that these have been the biggest and most awesome flowers I have ever grown. They are huge and prolific and they last so long even when cut with my blunt scissors, I've actually had to throw some away!

A slight word of warning: they do attract blackflies with their "sticky" leaves, so be prepared to pick them off, and they spread massively, so make sure to give them enough room to do their thing! If you're only planting them in a big swathe, 30cm is fine, but if they're next to something else, give them more like 50cm or they can swamp neighbouring seedlings.