Many-flowered Nicotiana – seed packet – $2.99
Related tags: drought tolerant, Insectary plant
(Nicotiana acuminata) Annual in the Nightshade Family, native to Chile. Small white flowers. To five feet high. Foliage smells like Tomatoes. Rare. We originally acquired seed for this plant from a Chilean source, and are one of the few purveyors in the Northern Hemisphere.
Cultivation & harvesting 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 full sun. Grows in waste-places in its native land, so soil doesn’t need to be rich, but like any weedy plant, it will respond to fertilizing. Drought-tolerant once established. Can container-grow in a 5-gallon bucket.
Contains at least 500 seeds. Packed for 2016.