Unique chocolate color.
Bell-shaped, chocolate-purple blooms dance on contrasting bright green stems. Long stems add movement and interest to arrangements. Nicotiana flowers continuously for most of the season when cut back regularly. Blooms are relatively fragile and have a short vase life (5–7 days), making them best for casual bouquets, design work (not requiring a long vase life) and home cutting gardens. A favorite of pollinators and hummingbirds. Also known as flowering tobacco. Ht. 24–36"
Young plants benefit from pinching out the center stem to encourage branching. Grows easily from seed and is quick to flower in the field; plants will yield multiple cuts over the season
LIGHT PREFERENCE:Sun/Part Shade.
VASE LIFE:5-7 days.
HARVEST:When about half the flowers on the stem are open. Stems are easy to clean but can leave a sticky residue on hands and harvest tools.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Fertile, well drained soil.
USES:Cut flowers, cottage gardens, beds and borders.
Seed, info and photo from Johnny's Seed