Tobacco, Purple Perfume Nicotiana (Organic)
Nicotiana x sandarae. 60 days.
Dark, deep purple, trumpet-shaped flowers with all of the intoxicating fragrance of taller nicotianas. Shorter, 2′ tall plants are perfect when creatively placed as accents in the garden, or in containers. The flowers are loved by twilight and nocturnal insects. We discovered this cute little plant at Nichols Garden Nursery in Albany, Oregon. Nichols is a gardening institution here in the Willamette Valley and they carry some cool, rare varieties. We are excited to offer Purple Perfume nicotiana seed organically. Open pollinated selection made from the hybrid Deep Purple, an All-American Selections winner.
Sow shallowly in flats indoors in spring. Transplant this tender annual to 12” centers when danger of frost has passed. May also be direct sown. Germination may be slow & erratic. Prefers full sun & well-drained soil. Likely to self-seed.
Collect seeds from seedheads that are fully dry. Shell by hand, winnow and screen to clean. Dry seeds completely before sealing in airtight container. This is a different species than smoking tobacco, but 1/4 mile isolation from other tobacco varieties of the same species is recommended.