Also called white shooting stars, Night Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris) yields large 3- to 4-inch, trumpet shaped flowers that release an intoxicating scent at twilight. Plants grow up to 5 feet tall and make a nice addition to gardens where their fragrant flowers are enjoyed by many pollinators. Perfect in pots too! (Annual) CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Growing Tips:
Native to Argentina, this fragrant flower thrives in locations with full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil. Sow indoors under lights 6- to 8-weeks before the last frost date of spring or direct sow outdoors — just below the surface — after temperatures have warmed. Thin seedlings 18- to 24-inches apart and mulch to prevent weeds and conserve moisture.
Once established, plants are relatively easy to grow and do well in many locations. Deadhead or pinch off faded flower clusters to promote additional blooms. May re-seed in warmer parts of the country.