Flowering tobacco

Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green'

Photo/Illustration: 
Todd Meier
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Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green')
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Genus:  Nicotiana
The yellow-green trumpet-shaped flowers of 'Lime Green' flowering tobacco mix well with many other colors in the garden. Growing to 2 or 3 feet tall, this annual's flowers attract hummingbirds and are fragrant at night.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation:  From root cuttings or seed.
Problems:  Susceptible to tobacco mosaic virus. Watch for aphids and spider mites.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Green Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Annuals

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