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 Bordeaux 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 Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 45-60cm (18-24in)
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 - first frosts, 12 weeks from sowing.
Vase Life 7 days, give them a good drink before arranging and remove fading flowers.
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months.
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  • Flowers/Harvest
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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.