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Nicotiana 'Nicki Red'

Nicki Red Flowering Tobacco

Flowering Tobacco

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This compact, vigorous variety produces hundreds of attractive red blooms from early summer, through fall; fragrant, with rich, enduring color; a great choice for beds, borders, or containers

Description

This compact, vigorous variety produces hundreds of attractive red blooms from early summer, through fall; fragrant, with rich, enduring color; a great choice for beds, borders, or containers

Landscape Attributes

Nicki Red Flowering Tobacco is a dense herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Nicki Red Flowering Tobacco is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Nicki Red Flowering Tobacco will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches

12 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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