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Nicotiana 'Lime Green'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

Resilience

Hardiness

old H1+3 (required heated glass; may be grown outside in summer)

Colour

Flower

Green and Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

tobacco plant 'Lime Green'

Family

Solanaceae


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

'Lime Green' is an erect annual to 60cm, with oval leaves and salver-shaped, lime-green flowers to 5cm across in summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Clay

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get leafhoppers and glasshouse whitefly

Diseases

May be subject to a virus