Tobacco, Flowering Sensation Mix Seeds - (Nicotiana alata)

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SKU:
F1208
Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Type:
Annual
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Sensation Mix Flowering Tobacco flowers
  • Sensation Mix Flowering Tobacco flowers
  • Sensation Mix Flowering Tobacco plant and flowers
  • Sensation Mix Flowering Tobacco plant and flowers
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Description

Sensation Mix Flowering Tobacco - Captivatingly Perfumed Colors

A stunningly lovely aromatic enhancement to your garden, Sensation Mix Flowering Tobacco features alluringly fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers in mixed shades of lavender, carmine, pink, purple, rose, red, white and occasional yellow on top of tall, elegant stems that are perfect for cutting. The gorgeously colorful trumpet-shaped flowers with their fragrant scent are truly a sensation. 

Blooms are highly fragrant, with their heavenly scent becoming more penetrating in the cool of summer evenings, but unlike regular Nicotiana, this mix blooms all day long – flaring into open, five-pointed stars. The beautiful flowers attract large numbers of hummingbirds as they release their jasmine-like fragrance at dusk.

Start them early and you can expect hundreds of blooms, literally from early summer through fall! The tall stems make elegant cut flowers that last over a week.

Description

Highly attractive to pollinating insects and hummingbirds, plants grow 18 - 36” tall and covered in blooms – ideal for cottage, fragrant and cut flower gardens. Thrives in moist, well-drained soil that receives partial shade to full sun. Leaves are slender and smaller than smoking tobacco. 

Flowering tobacco is a close relative of smoking tobacco, with the species name alata being Latin for “winged”, from the way the leaf stalks, or petioles, attach to the plant. 

History

The tobacco family is named after Jean Nicot, the French consul to Portugal who was gifted his first tobacco plant by the keeper of the prison he was touring. The keeper indicated it had originated in Florida, but no one seemed to know what to do with it. The first uses were strictly ornamental but soon it was more valued for its medicinal properties.

Today, flowering tobacco is grown for its heavenly fragrance, attracting pollinating insects and loads of hummingbirds. Infused tobacco leaves have a long history as an extremely effective insecticide. 

Uses

Adds both color and scent anywhere it is planted, brightens up and perfumes pathways, attracts pollinators and hummingbirds, and the infusion of the leaves is an effective insecticide.  

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