Latin name: Nicotiana Sylvestris
Annual. Blooms mid to late summer until fall’s first frost. 4′-5′ tall. Sun to light shade. Bold, dramatic plant with 3″ trumpet-shaped hanging white flowers that exude an unbelievably sweet scent at night. Indian Peace Pipe’s perfume is a magical addition to any moon garden that is enjoyed in the evenings along with other white flowers such as Sweet Alyssum, Candytuft, White Button Daisies, and Baby’s Breath. Stout, multi-branched plant, but may require staking. Best grown in a protected position against a trellis or wall. Grow outside under windows, so the scent can be enjoyed indoors! Nicotiana is a member of the nightshade family that includes tobacco, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and petunias. Although some members of this family are edible, Nicotiana isn’t due to its hazardous alkaloids. However, you can make a nice aphid-controlling tea by steeping the leaves overnight in water. A tender perennial in very mild climates. Very easy to grow from seed
The Indian Peace Pipe Flowering Tobacco commonly called flowering tobacco or white shooting stars is a vigorous, rosette-forming plant that typically grows 3-5’ tall and features pendant clusters of long-tubed, trumpet-shaped, white flowers that purportedly resemble shooting stars. Flowers are strongly fragrant. Sowing Indoors: Start seed indoors about 4 to 8 weeks before the last frost in a flat, cells or pots that have been filled to within 6mm (¼in) of the top with moistened, seed starting mix. Sow seeds thinly on the surface and press gently into the surface. Do not cover the seeds, as nicotiana needs light to germinate.
Candelabra-like clusters of up to 30″ long, tubular white blossoms waft a rich Jasmine-like perfume. These annuals boast splendid big rosettes of verdant leaves, each about 2′ long and as much as 1′ across.