Nicotiana

nicotiana lime close up

Nicotiana:

 

These tobacco plants are usually grown as annuals, so you will need to resow some more each year. The foliage has large green leaves which are slightly sticky which sadly is also loved by slugs and snails. You also need to know that all parts are toxic.

 

So why are we saying to grow these then?

 

Well, they do have one major saving grace, apart from pretty flowers and that is they release the most gorgeous scent at night. So if you are having a meal outside in the summer evening, you will be surrounded by a wonderful aroma (as well as quite a few moths).

 

Nicotiana also produce seeds by the gazillion, so you shouldn’t need to buy more, you just turn he seed pods upside down and shake!

 

We’ve used them in:

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