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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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:

Circle Pines, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:

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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
Poisonous!

(from SELECT SEEDS catalog)