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Nicotiana mutabilis

tobacco plant

Eventual height & spread

Nicotiana mutabilis

tobacco plant

  • available to order from spring 2021
  • 9cm pot
  • £5.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy annual

    Small white flowers, each with a dark eye, gradually change to pink and later magenta as they mature. Appearing in profusion on the well-branching stems of this cultivar, the multicoloured effect on each plant creates a vibrant and eye-catching display.

  • Garden care: Keep the soil or compost moist by watering regularly during dry spells and feed with a balanced fertiliser every fourteen days. Although usually grown as an annual, plants that are protected with a dry mulch may survive mild winters where temperatures only occasionally fall below -5°C (23°F)
  • Harmful if eaten