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Flowering Tobacco

Nicotiana alata

Nicotiania, also referred to as Night-scented Tobacco or Flowering Tobacco, is usually grown as an annual for it's sweet-scented, white flowers that open only in the evening or during the cooler parts of the day. A native of Brazil, it was introduced into garden cultivation in England in 1829.

Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
White
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2, Zone 1
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun and Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 May 11 to 2001 Nov 152002 May 13 to 2002 Aug 242003 May 9 to 2003 Nov 212004 May 14 to 2004 Nov 122005 May 19 to 2005 Nov 222006 May 19 to 2006 Nov 152007 May 15 to 2007 Sep 282008 May 28 to 2008 Nov 102009 May 29 to 2009 Nov 32010 May 24 to 2010 Dec 12011 May 31 to 2011 Sep 92012 May 3 to 2012 Aug 72013 Jun 14 to 2013 Nov 72014 Jun 5 to 2014 Oct 17
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