Nicotiana tabacum

The strong smell of Nicotiana tabacum protects brassicas against the large cabbage white butterfly and prevents them from laying their eggs all over your brassica leaves. More
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The strong smell of Nicotiana tabacum protects brassicas against the large cabbage white butterfly and prevents them from laying their eggs all over your brassica leaves.

We planted it in a big block in the veg garden this summer, either side of a kale bed and even 'Cavalo Nero' (the caterpillars' favourite) has remained almost cabbage white free. I'll certainly be doing it again.

Please note: This is harmful if eaten.

Genus Nicotiana tabacum
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Tobacco Plant, Tobacco Flower
Border Position Back
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 100cm (3ft)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow March - April under cover: do not cover seed. Plant out after last frosts. Or can be direct sown 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, 12-14 weeks from sowing.
Vase Life Last well in water (7-10 days), give them a good drink before arranging and remove fading flowers.
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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