Flowering Tobacco

Nicotiana alata

[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: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun and Partial Shade Map it: 38.009875,-78.452768

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 11 – Nov 152002: May 13 – Aug 242003: May 9 – Nov 212004: May 14 – Nov 122005: May 19 – Nov 222006: May 19 – Nov 152007: May 15 – Sep 282008: May 28 – Nov 102009: May 29 – Nov 32010: May 24 – Dec 12011: May 31 – Sep 92012: May 3 – Aug 72013: Jun 14 – Nov 72014: Jun 5 – Oct 17