NICOTIANA alata 'Sensation Mixed' (Flowering Tobacco - Sensation Mixed) belongs to a species of flowering tobacco native to South America. 'Sensation Mixed' is particularly valued for its showy and fragrant flowers.
The plant features large, trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in a mix of vibrant colors, including shades of red, pink, white, and lavender. The blossoms have a sweet, jasmine-like fragrance that adds to their appeal. The flowers are held on tall, slender stems that rise above the plant's foliage.
The foliage of Nicotiana alata 'Sensation Mixed' is typically medium green and consists of large, ovate leaves that form a basal rosette. The plant itself can reach a height of around 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm), creating an attractive vertical accent in the garden or landscape.
Nicotiana alata 'Sensation Mixed' is often grown as an annual plant, but it can sometimes behave as a short-lived perennial in suitable climates. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. This flowering tobacco cultivar is known for its ability to attract pollinators, such as hummingbirds and butterflies, with its colorful and fragrant blooms.
Due to its stunning flowers and delightful scent, Nicotiana alata 'Sensation Mixed' is commonly used in gardens, borders, containers, and as a focal point in flower arrangements. It adds a touch of elegance and charm to outdoor spaces, and its blossoms can provide a lovely backdrop for evening gatherings due to their alluring fragrance.
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Scientific Name: Nicotiana Alata 'Sensation Mixed'
Common Name: Flowering Tobacco - Sensation Mixed
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: South America
Height: 30 "
Zone: 10 to 11
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Blooming Season: June to October
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Flower: Showy, Good cut, Fragrant
Flower Color: Mixed Colors
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral, Well-drained
Advantage: Low maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Summer Bedding, Cut Flower