Flowering Tobacco Rustica
Flowering Tobacco ‘Rustica’
This broad-leaved plant is quite unassuming until it it shoots up thick stems loaded with acid green bell-shaped blooms. The versatile color works with nearly every color palette and the tall stems are a perfect filler for large-scale arrangements. Well-loved by pollinators.
Plant Type: annual
Site: sun/part shade
Days to maturity: 90 days
Plant spacing: 12-18”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 300
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 6-8 weeks before last frost. Do not cover and bottom-water until seedlings emerge. Transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. In areas with hot summer weather, plant in part shade.
Blossoms are fragile, so take care when harvesting. Remove spent flowers from lower half of stem every few days. Expect a vase life of 7 days.
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