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Nicotiana alata, Tobacco Plant

Nicotiana alata, Tobacco PlantTobacco Flower, Jasmine Tobacco, Winged Tobacco, Persian Tobacco, Tanbaku, or Sweet Tobacco is a short-lived perennial. But they grow it as annuals in colder climates. It is from the Solanaceae family of plants.

Nicotiana alata flowers are fragrant, especially at night time. It is pollinated by moths and insects. It flowers in summer and fall and grows to about 24in or 60cm tall. The flower color ranges from white to yellow, pink, and crimson. They sometimes have different colored flowers on the same plant. They produce smoking tobacco from this plant in Iran.

Nicotiana Alata
Nicotiana alata

How to grow Nicotiana alata:

Grow Nicotiana alata in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in consistently moist, fertile, and well-drained soil. It can be grown from seeds. It also self-seeds. Deadhead flowers for increase flowering.

Nicotiana Alata
Nicotiana alata
Nicotiana Alata
Nicotiana alata at Kew Gardens

Other synonyms for Nicotiana alata include:

Nicotiana acutifolia
Nicotiana affinis
Nicotiana decurrens
Nicotiana persica
Nicotiana pseudodecurrens

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