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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

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


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

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4 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Quite a conversation piece!

Positive Weezingreens 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.


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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