Nicotiana sylvestris, commonly called flowering tobacco or white shooting stars, is a vigorous, rosette-forming plant that typically grows 3-5’ tall and features pendant clusters of long-tubed, trumpet-shaped, white flowers that purportedly resemble shooting stars.Flowers are strongly fragrant. N. alata and N. sylvestris are native to South America. I particularly liked the look of the lime green ones. The fragrance alone is enough reason to grow Nicotiana sylvestris. Great post Steve! There were a number of varieties of Nicotiana offered, and I ordered them all. RHS H2, USDA 9a-11. Common Name: Sweet Tobacco. Intensely fragrant, 312 inches-long, tubular white flowers are borne in tiers atop a statuesque plant. Purfume Purple was a reliable and colorful performer all season long. Lime Green Nicotianas. Nicotiana persica Lindl. Nicotiana sylvestris is a staple in my garden designs. There are (according to Fine Gardening) 67 species of Nicotiana, which grow north to Texas, Arizona and California and south to as far as Australia and parts of the South Pacific. It can be counted on to self seed and fill in the gaps. Nicotiana alata. Nicotiana sylvestris. Nicotiana affinis Moore. It makes a statement in a border, works well in large containers and makes a wonderful cut flower. Flowering plant Photograph by: mystuart. The outer and inner flower trumpets are green with deep red petals and periwinkle blue stamens. A recent cross between Nicotiana langsdorffii and Nicotiana alata. Works well with grasses, Cannas, etc. I must have them. As you can imagine, this is a strikingly elegant, tender perennial. The list of flowers I grow from seed changes from year to year, but there are some that are non-negotiable. Flowering plant Photograph by: mystuart. Produces tall, branching stems with masses of green and white, bell-shaped flowers. 1m. A probable hybrid of the N. alata x N. langsdorffii is the Nicotiana alata “Tinkerbell” which will grow to around 4 to 5 feet tall with striking apple green and oxblood red flowers. Nicotiana Sylvestris Marigolds. I have worked with annual Nicotiana ‘Purfume Purple’ and ‘Saratoga Lime’. How to grow nicotiana. Solanaceae + Synonyms. All have tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers that usually open in the evening and at night, sometimes releasing a potent fragrance. At the top of the list is The 67 species of Nicotiana hail from Australia, North America, and tropical South America. The garden varieties were all bred from N. alata, N. forgetiana, N. langsdorffii, and N. sylvestris. The first year that I ordered seeds from a winter catalogue I spent hours and hours writing and rewriting lists. Nicotiana sylvestris – a tall tobacco plant, growing to 1.5m with large scented leaves and elegant, drooping white flowers with an intense fragrance. Link & Otto. Although usually treated as annuals, Nicotiana alata and N. sylvestris are actually short-lived perennials and can be overwintered outdoors in milder areas given a thick, dry mulch. We use cookies to personalise content, analyse website performance and for advertising purposes. Buy Nicotiana sylvestris 'Only the Lonely' from Sarah Raven: Tall and stately with elegant, long, white trumpet flowers. A fantastic cut and border flower with lovely night scent. Noteworthy Characteristics. Looks like a white Nicotiana langsdorffii and is a good see-through plant for weaving. nicotiana sylvestris To 5 feet tall, 2 feet wide, with leaves that can reach 12 feet long. Nicotiana Alata. Cultivated plants come in a range of flower colours Photograph by: Carl Lewis. Growing guide. Varieties were all bred from N. alata and N. sylvestris and white, bell-shaped flowers are green with red! €˜Purfume Purple’ and ‘Saratoga Lime’ is enough reason to grow Nicotiana sylvestris 'Only Lonely! 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