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Flowering tobacco

Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green'

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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.

CareProvide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil.

PropagationFrom root cuttings or seed.

ProblemsSusceptible to tobacco mosaic virus. Watch for aphids and spider mites.

  • Genus : Nicotiana
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers
  • Uses : Containers
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color : Green
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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  1. rebeccamccue7 05/30/2015

    Good with crystal blue lobelia in handing pot.

  2. aggicook 06/19/2017

    I bought 6 carrots shaped bulbs from a flower show, thought they were flowering ferns, but the plants resemble a tobacco plant with funnel shaped flowers , 2 yellow 2 red and 2 white. Not sure what they are or how to plant them Put in containers to see what they would be until I can plant them. They are about2-3 ft high now

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