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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Nicotiana alata
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 12 inches or 1 1/2 - 3 feet
Location and soil: sun; rich soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, containers, fragrance
Bloom time: summer
Color range: lavender, rose, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14-21 days
Germination temp.: 70-75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Growing On...
Pests:
Diseases:
Growing tips: also known as Flowering Tobacco; to sow, dust the fine seeds over the soil surface and press in lightly; plant tall, white variety for best fragrance


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