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PlantFiles: 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

7 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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


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 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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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


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

Seward, Alaska
Citrus Heights, California
Brandon, Mississippi
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Ogden, Utah

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