Flowering Tobacco, Jasmine Tobacco
Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

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 seed; sow indoors before 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:

Madison, Alabama

Albany, California

Calistoga, California

Clayton, California

Concord, California

Eureka, California

Fairfield, California

Redwood City, California (2 reports)

Richmond, California

San Diego, California

San Jose, California

Santa Clara, California

Clifton, Colorado

Wallkill, New York

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 24, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Very attractive plant, keep it in mostly shade in 9b to retain the 'Lime Green' color of the flowers. Extremely fragrant.

The ground squirrels were trampling through this bed earlier in the summer and broke 2/3 of the plant off at ground level. It's taken awhile, but coming back stronger than ever from the roots, with about 20" of new growth.

April 2004 - standing at 36" and beginning to flower,

Positive

On Apr 13, 2003, M_Bond from Belmont, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I grow this plant in a partially shaded garden with some chartreuse Acorus graminus nearby, and it is stunning - the flowers on this nicotiana really seem to glow. It combines well with blues and purples.

Negative

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

yellow-green flowers are an acquired taste. Very difficult to see in a mixed border.

Positive

On Aug 31, 2002, golddog from Western, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Quite a conversation piece!

Positive

On Aug 31, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

'Lime Green' nicotiana is an impressive plant, reaching 3-4 feet in height. The large fuzzy leaves spread out attractively. The lime green flowers always bring comment. It would be a welcome addition to a back border or a large container.