Flowering Tobacco
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

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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

Regional

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

Citrus Heights, California

Elk Grove, California

New Port Richey, Florida

Moorhead, Minnesota

Glen Head, New York

Bucyrus, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:

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1
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Positive

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

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

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

Night fragrant