nicotiana - blooming

kandhi(z7VA)June 26, 2011

I love fragrant plants but I do not buy anything that says fragrant unless I check the fragrance first or hear from someone on the fragrance. But recently I bought this plant from a farmers market for $3 in 4inch pot when they said it is very fragrant nicotiana. Within 2 months it became so big and blooming craziliy. At dusk it perfumes the whole area where the pot it, it is very spicy and strong. I cannot take the fragrance for very long though. Nothing beats the fragrance of jasmines though.. If you have this plant, share your experiences with growing it and it's fragrance

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mehitabel(z6 MO)

That's the biggest nic I've every seen, Khandi. I don't think I get a fragrance from nic any more, tho I am trying it again one more time this year.

I used to grow it, many years ago. I absolutely loved it. Never found the fragrance too much, but it was in the ground. As you say, the fragrance starts at dusk, and it wafts all over the yard. The white also shows up beautifuloy at night, too.

It's hardy to light frosts, so you can start it early, and it keeps going to about 24F or so. It also self-seeds if you let it. Be sure to save some seed from it.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 9:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kandhi(z7VA)

Mehitabel, It grew so big and is sucking up all nutrients, other companion plants in the container cannot keepup with it. I had to remove other plants from that container. Not sure on the name of this variety but sure it is very fragrant. I will defintiey try to save some seeds from it.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 10:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mehitabel(z6 MO)

Yes, I tried it in pots a few years ago, and it got potbound in no time, needed water twice a day.

Given the size and fragrance of yours, it is probably n alata. If you have room in your yard for some next year. it should do well there, too. It's poisonous, so rabbits and deer don't eat it.

Unfortunately, as I get older, I am losing the ability to pick up some scents. So enjoy yours a little for me, too :)

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 11:00AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Sourcing Chinese/Japanese Wisteria
Hi All, I could use some guidance from you experienced...
josiahallen
Meyermike, you still out there??
Hope you are doing good, I haven't been on the forum...
mersiepoo
What michelia is this?
I was at a nursery and saw this michelia with some...
Maggie (Vancouver, BC 8a)
What is finally being evicted this year?
Anyone finally lose patience or be so disappointed...
Maggie (Vancouver, BC 8a)
Chloranthus spicatus, pearl orchid, chicken foot
Hi, does anyone have a cutting available of this plant?...
donnagoetz
Sponsored Products
Nourison Area Rug: In Bloom Ivory 7' 6" x 9' 6"
Home Depot
Rana Green Onyx Flower Vessel Sink
Signature Hardware
Budding Blooms Bouquet
$369.00 | FRONTGATE
Pink Tulip Tiffany Floor Lamp
ParrotUncle
Meditating Aged Bronze Buddha LED Indoor/Outdoor Fountain
Lamps Plus
Morocco Outdoor Rug - 2' x 3'
Grandin Road
DENY Designs Valentina Ramos Octopus Bloom Fleece Throw Blanket - 13489-FLELAR
$59.00 | Hayneedle
Marin Vase in Tangerine
$19.99 | Dot & Bo
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™