Hummingbird Mix Nicotiana , a type of flowering tobacco, can add beauty and fragrance to your beds or containers all summer long. Nicotiana has a low rosette of large flat, velvety leaves that supports tall flowering stems covered in star-shaped blooms. As the name suggests, hummingbirds are attracted to the sweet fragrance and nectar that is stored in these blossoms.
Don’t panic if the petals stay closed during the day, they will open up in late afternoon or early evening. In hot locations you may want to give them a break from the harsh afternoon sun by planting them in an area that gets a bit of shade during that time. Nicotiana can tolerate heat but prefers moist soil, not soggy.
Spacing: Plant 10″ to 12″ apart.
Height: Grows 10″ to 12″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun or part shade.
Outstanding Features: Heat tolerant.
Tips: Average water needs but do not let them dry out.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Cut Flowers, Landscapes, Xeriscapes
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