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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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.

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 Grandiflora
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Tobacco Plant, Tobacco Flower
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Scented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but 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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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.