If you're into green flowers, this unique tobacco is one to grow. Nicotiana knightianaproduces sprays of small, tubular flowers that feature striking, creamy coloured throats with apple green fluted ends. The loaded stems are just gorgeous dancing and swaying gracefully in a summer breeze. And they attract hummingbirds!
Reaching as high as 7-feet with distinctive blue/green leaves, this Peruvian species makes a big statement.
I have had no trouble growing this species in a 5-gallon pot, just make sure to choose something that is heavy enough to balance out this plant's height. N. knightana is a great self-seeder that will come back again and again, even in pots.
Special Notes: Flowering annual. Self-seeding. Hummingbird attractor. Cured leaves can be smoked. Approximately 200 seeds.
Seed Starting and Growing: Surface sow directly outdoors in the spring in a spot with well-draining soil and partial sun. The tiny seeds can also be directly sown into outdoor pots. Alternatively, start seeds indoors by pressing lightly into pre-moistened soil. Place in a humidity dome or cover with a clear glass or plastic cup to avoid the surface drying out. Water from the bottom to avoid burying the tiny seeds, which may prevent germination as they require light to germinate.
About You Grow Girl Seeds:
All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown, harvested, and processed by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.