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Nicotiana 'Lime Green' (Flowering Tobacco)

Nicotiana Alata 'Lime Green', Tobacco Plant 'Lime Green', Flowering Tobacco 'Lime Green'


Heavily fragrant with fresh lime green flowers, Nicotiana 'Lime Green' is a delightful variety of Flowering Tobacco that is easy to mix with any color in the garden. Resembling small trumpets, 5 in. long (12 cm), the lime chartreuse flowers are borne on long, slender stems that rise up from a lovely basal rosette of spoon-shaped leaves. They look best in light shade or in the evening, when their fragrance is particularly noticeable, as their blossoms close in bright sunlight. Blooming over a reasonably long period, from summer until fall, this Nicotiana is perfect to brighten partially shaded borders!

  • This tender perennial is winter hardy to zones 10-11, therefore it is grown as an annual in cooler zones.
  • Fairly pest-free and low maintenance, add this charming and graceful plant to the landscape and you will be rewarded with abundant happy butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinating insect!
  • Vigorously growing up to 1-3 ft. high (30-90 cm) and spreading up to 1-2 ft. (30-60 cm), Nicotiana is an ideal addition to beds and borders or containers. Plant it near a patio or near a porch, where you will enjoy the scent of their fragrance in the evening! Excellent as cut flowers!
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in rich, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society

Nicotiana 'Lime Green',Nicotiana Alata 'Lime Green', Tobacco Plant 'Lime Green', Flowering Tobacco 'Lime Green', Green flowers, Fragrant flowers, Nicotiana

Delphinium 'Black Knight', Nicotiania 'Lime Green' - Courtesy Chanticleer Garden, Lisa Roper

  • May be be grown from seeds in fall or spring. Sow seeds outdoors after all danger of frost has passed or indoors 6-8 weeks prior to the last spring frost date. Will freely self-seed under satisfying growing conditions.
  • Contact with the foliage may irritate the skin.

Nicotiana are perennial plants that belong to the Solanaceae family and are mostly native to Brazil or Argentina. Usually grown as annuals or semi-evergreen shrubs, they are terrific plants cumulating many qualities: long blooming season, rich variety of flower shape and color, delightful fragrance, high versatility as they may be grown in full sun or shady areas, ability to naturalize via generous self-sowing. A plant that should be in every garden!

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 24" (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Photo courtesy John Martin, Chanticleer Garden

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 24" (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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