Woodland Nicotiana – seed packet – $2.99
Related tags: Hummingbird attractor, Insectary plant
(Nicotiana sylvestris) Annual or short-lived perennial from the Andes. Long white blossoms hang down in pendulous clusters and emit a heady-sweet jasmine-like fragrance. Flowers continuously until the frost. Grows to seven feet high. Leaves are large, oblanceolate, and cure well for smoking. Also known as “Only The Lonely”.
Planting suggestions: Press tiny seeds onto surface of already-moistened soil. Keep pots in a water-filled tray in a sunny, warm location. Avoid surface watering until germination, except with a mister. After first set of true leaves have sized up, thin to one plant per pot and transplant out. Give plants rich soil, water, and full sun. Can container-grow in a 5-gallon bucket.
Contains at least 500 seeds. Packed for 2013.