Flowering Tobacco, Tobacco Plant
Height: 18-24" (45-60cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: White, pink, red, green. ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Polemoniales (Jacob's Ladder Order) Family: Solanaceae (Potato Family) Genus: Nicotiana (Tobacco) Species: alata (winged) ____________________________________
Nicotiana alata has long been a popular summer bedding plant. From a basal rosette of large, slightly sticky, leaves, rise stems about 2 feet tall with clusters of long-tubed trumpet flowers in shades from white, through pink to maroon or cream to green, with a soft perfume.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Inside (14 days)
Seed Pod The seed pod is a pointed capsule.
Seed The seeds are tiny brown balls. There are many seeds in a seedpod.
Seedling The seedleaves are rounded. The first true leaves are also rounded.
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