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Nicotiana 'Whisper Mixed' is a tall mix that is brilliant for the back of the border, with silver green foliage and a lovely blend of white to pink flowers. This is my must-have tobacco plant. It looks fantastic for at least four months, and has great disease resistance.

Nicotianas are a great family of very long-flowering Half-Hardy Annuals, many of them with lovely evening and night scent. They are moth pollinated, so will pour out the fragrance when the moths are around in the evening.

Please note: This is harmful if eaten.

Genus Nicotiana
Variety Whisper Mix, syn 'Whisper Mixed' F1
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Tobacco Plant, Tobacco Flower
Border Position Back
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant 45cm (18in) 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, 12-14 weeks from sowing.
Vase Life 7-10 days in water, 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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  • Flowers/Harvest
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Nicotiana x hybrida 'Whisper Mixed' F1 reviews

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Alison

Your package of bulbs arrived, well packaged, and with information on how to plantthem

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Jennifer

loved nicotina whisper mixed they look magnificent and are also flowering now in november like baby bella

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Chris

These seedlings really took off and filled a big space. Beautiful delicate flowers from dark to light pink

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Elizabeth

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Jane

Very impressive but too pink for my taste

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Elaine

Lovely dainty plant and is pretty hardy in my frost pocket. Like the way it seeds about

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Pamela

Loved these will grow again next year, still flowering

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Jane

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Joyce

I bought a whole bunch of plug plants and tubers in Spring, all for a clients cutting garden. I grew the plant on until they were 2/3Litre pot size. The plants were all good, strong and sturdy and I only have two that died off in around 275 plants. I was dissappointed with the dahlias though as the not all came true as per the label. I certainly didnt get the Labyrinth that I ordered.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by David

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Barbara

Whisper are still huge and flowering their hearts out. Bees continue all the time around them.... wonderful addition to autumn

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Fiona

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sally

Fabulous display absolutely delighted. The seedlings grew very quickly and are still giving a colourful display.
All plants are well packed and delivery as promised.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sue

All marvellous thanks - some still flowering.

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Reviewed 15th September 2018 by Judy

lovely but needed staking

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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by Hilary

Very strong plants, lots of flowers, quite a wow in the border. Would buy again.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Isabel

Best of all. Very healthy and flowered beautifully and continue.

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Reviewed 7th September 2018 by Caralyn

They have made huge plants which are still full of flowers.

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Reviewed 6th September 2018 by Helene

See the comment above: I eventually had to chase the delivery of these plants. Apparently SR systems showed that the plants had been dispatched, but they certainly had not arrived.
Plants received promptly after I chased.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Marilyn

These turned out to be interesting. Very tall but not very robust I felt. Colours very varied from white through to strong pink. Not sure the catalogue was true to colour but quite pleased with them.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Rita

excellent quality good packaging

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Pamela

Beautiful variety, flowering for months. I love them. Will definitely buy again.


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Reviewed 11th July 2017 by Dido Blench

I bought these as seedlings, and planted two of them out in pots, the rest went into the allotment for picking. I added a Gaura and Scabious Flutter Rose Pink to the pots as suggested in one of Sarah's videos, and the result is truly fantastic. The nicotiana are almost as tall as I am! And they are so pretty and graceful - I love them!

Absolutely fabulous

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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by bev haywood

I've always had 'Nic' as part of my summer bedding but this is the first year I have tried Whisper Mixed. They are fabulous - long lasting, pretty yet study plants. Small flowers on long, upright stems. I shall be planting these EVERY year from now on

A Gold Star Flower

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Reviewed 16th June 2014 by Gill

I added these seeds to my order as an afterthought. I had watched at Sarah Ravens videos on YouTube and noticed these plants growing in a pot. I don't do pots and I haven't been keen on the Nicotianas I've grown in the past but they looked very pretty so I thought I would give them a try.

They have been the star plant of my plants grown from seed this year. I have had mixed fortunes with annuals this year with the weather and low light restricting their growth. This plant has ignored it all. It looks so beautiful in the garden, the colours are delicate but not wishy-washy and they last well in a vase. I love and will be growing it again next year.