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Nicotiana x sanderae 'Breakthrough Mix'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nicotiana (nih-ko-she-AH-na) (Info)
Species: x sanderae (SAN-der-ay) (Info)
Cultivar: Breakthrough Mix

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JefeQuicktech On Jul 24, 2005, JefeQuicktech from Moorhead, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This plant is worth having just to watch the sphinx moths in the evening. (That is if the tomato growers let any of them survive to the moth stage....please?)

It is a great trap crop for all kinds of undesirables. They can get chewed at the bottom and never miss a beat. They flourish, self-seed, return every year, and cast their wonderful perfume around our garden in the evening. They rank up with sweet peas and roses for perfume.

Positive gnome_theif On Jun 25, 2004, gnome_theif from Halifax
Canada wrote:

I love this plant but I can't seem to find the nicotiana saratoga breed of it on the site, this is the closes I could get. I planted a beautiful light pink one and it has a beautiful sent at evening. I bought one in "antigue shades" but has no sent at all. It grows really thick and does well in zone 5.

Neutral lupinelover On Jan 30, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Night fragrant


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elk Grove, California
New Port Richey, Florida
Moorhead, Minnesota
Glen Head, New York
Bucyrus, Ohio

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