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Nicotiana sylvestris 'Only the Lonely'
Nicotiana can be annuals, biennials, perennials or shrubs, with simple, alternate leaves and tubular or salver-shaped, often fragrant flowers borne in racemes or panicles in summer or autumn
Solanaceae / Solanaceae
N. sylvestris is a branching, upright biennial to 1.5m, 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
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
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Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
No pruning required
Can get leafhoppers and glasshouse whitefly
May be subject to a virus
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