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Nicotiana sylvestris is a branching biennial or short-lived perennial grown as a half hardy annual in colder climates. Growing to 1.5m high, with a basal rosette of elliptic dark green leaves to 30cm in length, and a compact panicle of sweetly fragrant, salver-shaped white flowers to 9cm in length in summer.

Grow as a half-hardy annual in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Can be overwintered outdoors in southern counties or London gardens where temperatures only occasionally fall to -5°C, re-sprouting from rootstocks the following spring. Provide a dry winter mulch.


No pruning required, but cut down spent flower panicles at the end of the flowering season.


Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 0.7-1.7 metres in 1-2 years

Spread: 0.1-0.5 metres

The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale

Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)

Nicotiana sylvestris woodland tobacco plant or bare root

SKU: BP202400636
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