Blue-Pollened Nicotiana – seed packet – $2.99
Related tags: Lower Price / Higher Qty in 2014, Shamanic
(Nicotiana langsdorfii x alata) Annual from Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. The most striking flowers we have seen on any Nicotiana: chartreuse green, in tubes that becomes suddenly bulbous and flare out widely, revealing anthers covered with blue pollen. Plant grows to three feet in height. Leaves reputedly smokeable.
Note: Formerly listed as “Huichol Nicotiana (Nicotiana langsdorfii)“; however, our Fragrant Cloud Nicotiana (N. alata) crossed with it, and the plants lost the uniformity of Huichol. This variety now exhibits a variety of heights and flower shape, though the color of both the blossoms (chartreuse green) and the anthers (blue) has remained intact. Technically, this is an F2-Hybrid, but that doesn’t affect your own seed-saving.
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 50 seeds. Packed for 2013.