Flowering Tobacco
Nicotiana x sanderae 'Sensation'

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

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Seward, Alaska

Citrus Heights, California

Brandon, Mississippi

Winnsboro, South Carolina

Ogden, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 26, 2003, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

I've grown various different nicotianas and always come back to this one as being the best 'non-species' for its combination of attractive flowers and lovely scent. The fact that the flowers remain open during the day but still retain the typical scent during the evening and night makes it a winner as far as I'm concerned. I've always found it easy to grow and robust.

Positive

On Mar 26, 2003, TwinLakesChef from OC, CA & Twin Lakes IA, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

Surface sow on good compost, moist but not wet, late winter to early spring and seal in a plastic bag; Germinates in 7-20 days at 70F. Do not exclude light. Transplant when big enough to handle and grow on in cooler conditions. When ready to move outside, gradually acclimate for 10-15 days. Plant 12" apart.

Prone to attack by greenfly & other aphids.

At one point they did not get watered enough and were laying over looking dead. After watering they perked right back up.

Neutral

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

The flowers remain open all day. Fragrance is more intense at night.