Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana alata 'Crimson Bedder'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nicotiana (nih-ko-she-AH-na) (Info)
Species: alata (a-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Crimson Bedder

Category:

Annuals

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after 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

Redwood City, California

Richmond, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Lima, Ohio

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Reston, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 19, 2010, timber2680 from Redwood City, CA wrote:

I love this nicotiana! Here in the Bay Area, its one of the first plants in my garden to go into flower in late winter/early spring. It also self sows, so I always seem to have a nice patch of these beautiful plants! I have it growing in morning sun, afternoon shade, and it does great! Snails love it, so bait well!

Neutral

On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Petal textures are often compared to rich fabrics. These trumpet-shaped petals can only be described as being made of ruby velvet. Blooming on graceful, many branched stems they continue to bloom well all season until hard freezes. Self sows.

Annual; 2-3 ft tall
Seed to bloom: 10-12 wks
Color: Ruby
Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained
Hardiness: HHA

(from SELECT SEEDS)