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Nicotiana alata - Link.&Otto.

Common Name Tobacco, Jasmine tobacco, Nicotiana, Jasmine Tobacco, Ornamental Tobacco, Flowering Tobacco
Family Solanaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are poisonous[1, 65, 76].
Habitats Not known
Range S. America - S. Brazil to N. Argentina. Locally naturalized in C. Europe.
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Nicotiana alata Tobacco, Jasmine tobacco, Nicotiana, Jasmine Tobacco, Ornamental Tobacco, Flowering  Tobacco


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Nicotiana alata Tobacco, Jasmine tobacco, Nicotiana, Jasmine Tobacco, Ornamental Tobacco, Flowering  Tobacco
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Summary

Bloom Color: Pink, White. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early fall, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer. Form: Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Nicotiana alata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in) at a slow rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies).
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Insecticide

All parts of the plant contain nicotine, this has been extracted and used as an insecticide. Landscape Uses: Border, Container, Massing, Specimen. Dynamic accumulator.

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife  Dynamic accumulator  Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Prefers a well-drained deep rich moist soil in a sunny position[1, 108]. Hardy to about -5°c[200], this plant is usually grown as an annual in Britain, flowering well in its first year, but it does survive mild winters outdoors[1]. A very ornamental plant[1], it has sweetly scented flowers that release most of their scent in the evening and attract moths[30]. Plant requires more than 14 hours daylight per day to induce flowering[169]. Special Features:Attracts birds, Not North American native, Naturalizing, All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow in a warm greenhouse about 10 weeks before the last expected spring frosts. The seed usually germinates in 10 - 20 days at 20°c. Keep the soil moist and pot up as soon as the plants are big enough to handle, planting them out after the last expected frosts.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Nicotiana glaucaTree TobaccoShrub3.0 7-10  LMHNM123
Nicotiana rusticaWild Tobacco, Aztec tobaccoAnnual1.5 7-10  LMHNM023
Nicotiana tabacumTobacco, Cultivated tobaccoAnnual1.2 7-10  LMHNM223

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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