Nicotiana Seeds - Blue
USDA Zones: 5 - 10
Height: 16 - 20 inches
Bloom Season: Summer through fall
Bloom Color: Full sun to partial shade
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Normal, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Nicotiana x Sandrea
Nicotiana (Nicotiana x Sandrea Perfume Blue) - Flowering Tobacco is a sun-loving, versatile plant with a lovely aroma. Nicotiana is easily propagated by flower seeds, and whether grown in a container or in the landscape, this plant is very showy and easy to grow. Upward facing, star-shaped, blue, 2 inch flowers fill your summer evenings with an intoxicating perfume. The 20 inch tall, heat tolerant plants are heavy blooming, widely adapted and easy to grow. Plant blue nicotianas in full sun or part shade near patios, decks, or under windows to best enjoy their sweet smell. This variety was bred for improved disease tolerance and garden performance, Perfume is a breakthrough in the suitability of Nicotiana for landscape use. Vigorous well branched plants with a mass of upward facing blooms thrive Summer long.
Sow Nicotiana seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. Press the flower seeds into the starter mix, but do not cover. Or directly sow Nicotiana flower seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed. The plant will easily bloom within 10 - 12 weeks after sowing the Jasmine Tobacco seeds. It requires average water, good soil, and balanced fertilizer during the blooming season. In many areas, if the Nicotiana plant is cut back in the fall, it will come back the next spring just like a perennial.