Nicotiana sylvestris makes an aristocratic statement at the back of a lightly shaded or sunny border. The largest of all the nicotiana varieties the imposing flower stems are simply stunning.
Tall stems hold large clusters of long pristine white intensely fragrant (the fragrance is similar to Jasmine) on this vintage style annual. When in full flower, each head resembles a fireworks explosion. It can occasionally be a short-lived perennial in a warm sheltered site. Full sun to partial shade although some shade is appreciated in hotter areas. They like a moist but well-drained situation - we mulch to keep the moisture in.
Plants can do well in hot and humid conditions as well as cooler situations. Be sure to plant it somewhere where you can appreciate the fragrance which will permeate the air on a warm summers evening. Does not like frost.
Nicotiana sylvestris has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)
Height up to 1.8m x 90cm Wide
Annual | Will self-sow
Plant size: PB2 - equivalent 1.2 litres
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