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PlantFiles: Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana alata x mutabilis 'Bella'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nicotiana (nih-ko-she-AH-na) (Info)
Species: alata x mutabilis
Cultivar: Bella

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

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

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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
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Tobacco 'Bella'
Nicotiana mutabilis x alata
This foundling showed up in Mecklenberg's garden several springs ago. Named for their granddaughter, lovely 'Bella's' fragrant white flowers blush pink day by day to create a pointillist delight. A back of the border gem combined with cosmos and cleome. Self sows.

Annual; 5-6 ft tall
Seed to bloom: 14 wks
Color: Shades of pink
Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained
Hardiness: HHA

(from SELECT SEEDS catalog)


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

Circle Pines, Minnesota

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