Kew Pollination Collection Nicotiana alata
- Sow February to April
- Height: 90cm. Spread: 45cm
- 1 packet contains approximately 2000 seeds
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Sow Nicotiana from February to April on the surface of good, peat-free seed compost and gently firm down. The seeds are as fine as dust so it's a good idea to mix them with a little sand before sowing. This will help to keep track of where they are and also avoid overcrowding. Do not cover the seed. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 20-25C or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination. This usually takes 14-21 days.
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm pots and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When verbena plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in full sun or semi-shade on moist, fertile, well-drained soil at a distance of 30cm apart.
Feed and water nicotiana plants regularly throughout the growing season.
A great many of our favourite garden plants can be harmful if eaten or handled without gloves. This is rarely a cause for concern but it's always good to know what you are dealing with.
All parts of Nicotiana alata are harmful if eaten. Contact with the foliage of tobacco plants may irritate the skin and eyes. Wear gloves to be on the safe side.