Flowers Nicotiana

Starlight Dancer
Nicotiana Seed

Product ID: 4591

New! Elegant nodding, ivory blooms sit on tall, sturdy stems.

Star-shaped bells are lime and cream-colored on the outside throat, opening to 1" wide ivory flowers. Grows easily from seed and is quick to flower in the field. Nicotiana flowers continuously for most of the season when cut back regularly. Blooms are relatively fragile and have a short vase life (5–7 days), making them best for casual bouquets, design work (not requiring a long vase life) and home cutting gardens. A favorite of pollinators and hummingbirds. Also known as flowering tobacco. Ht. 24–36". Avg. 340,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 72-78°F (22-26°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats 5-6 weeks before planting out. Gently press seeds into growing media or cover lightly as light aids germination. Harden-off and transplant out after last frost. Young plants benefit from pinching out the center stem to encourage branching. Grows easily from seed and is quick to flower in the field; plants will yield multiple cuts over the season.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

VASE LIFE: 5-7 days.

HARVEST: When about half the flowers on the stem are open. Stems are easy to clean but can leave a sticky residue on hands and harvest tools.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile, well drained soil.

USES: Cut flowers, cottage gardens, beds and borders.

NOTES: Plants contain nicotine.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Nicotiana x hybrida

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

70 - 80 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.

Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Attracts Beneficial Insects