Nicotiana alata 'Grandiflora'

Nicotiana alata 'Grandiflora' is the most highly scented tobacco plant you can grow. It has delicate creamy-white flowers which are delicate in bright sunlight, so best planted with a little shade. More
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The most highly scented tobacco plant you can grow. It has delicate, creamy white flowers and will wilt in bright sunlight, so best planted with a little shade.

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
Group/Species alata
Variety Grandiflora
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Tobacco Plant, Tobacco Flower
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Scented
Site 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 Picking the flowers will encourage lateral growth and prolong flowering. Can be grown in a container pot.
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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Nicotiana alata 'Grandiflora' reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ms E Vizard-Williams

I grew these from seed and they did really well with almost all coming through. They are very slow-growing though. One or two of them grew strongly and have flowered, but most are still just a few low leaves and haven't flowered. I'm hoping they will flower next year. As there are so few in flower I haven't really experienced any scent from them yet.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

Good germination, strong plants with excellent scent

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Shelagh

Good germination rate, strong plants produced with good scent.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by James

Not brilliant germination, though plants that did germinate now growing strongly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jennifer

Sorry, I have lost the seed packet

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

Great. Huge plants. Probably should stake they’re so big Very fragrant. Slow to germinate but so good. Will do these every year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Virginia

A great success, as always, filling my patio with wonderful scent.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Gretton

Another excellent result, strong long lasting plants

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Annabel

Fabulous and still great....

Stunning in evening shade

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Reviewed 23rd February 2016 by Eleanor Cameron

I grew this for the first time last season for my white border in shade. It flowered for months all summer long and into November along with Antirrhinum White Giant and looked stunning, I have ordered more of both for this year.