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Nicotiana alata

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
nih-ko-she-AH-na ah-LAY-tah
Description

Nicotiana alata has flowers reminescene of Petunia x hybrida or Calibrachoa x hybrida, except Nicotiana alata has smaller flowers, more distinct points to petals, has much larger leaves, and the plant grows taller than Petunia x hybrida or Calibrachoa x hybrida.

It is low drought tolerance. This plant needs 12-14 inches of space when planted.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Baby Bella Antique Red'
  • 'Lime Green'
  • 'Saratoga Rose'
Tags:
#red#white#butterflies#sun#yellow#birds#full sun#partial shade#annual#summer#white flowers#green#red flowers#yellow flowers#fall interest#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Baby Bella Antique Red'
  • 'Lime Green'
  • 'Saratoga Rose'
Tags:
#red#white#butterflies#sun#yellow#birds#full sun#partial shade#annual#summer#white flowers#green#red flowers#yellow flowers#fall interest#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nicotiana
    Species:
    alata
    Family:
    Solanaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Flowers can be lime green, red, white, or yellow. They have 5 "petals," but the petals are fused together.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are much larger than flowers: they can be dark green or light green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds