Category Archives: Nicotiana

Nicotiana ‘Whisper Mix’

People who tell you that Nicotiana (flowering tobacco) flowers are fragrant are “Liar McLiarsons” but I still love these plants because they are hummingbird magnets. I’ve grown more than a half-dozen different nicotiana cultivars over the years and not a … Continue reading

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Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Now is the time to decide what plants you might like to grow to attract hummingbirds to your yard this summer and fall. In my Zone 5 garden one of the perennials that the tiny birds visit regularly is bee … Continue reading

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Perfume Nicotianas

I like to include nicotianas in my flowerbeds each year because they tolerate shade better than many other annuals. And until recently, shade was really starting to take over my yard. I use the smaller nicotiana cultivars like Saratoga for … Continue reading

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‘Marshmallow’ Mishap

I had trouble finding Nicotiana ‘Whispers’ seeds last winter, so over the summer I tried out a couple of similar cultivars, including ‘Marshmallow’. I love tall nicotianas because they look so lovely anchoring the back of a flowerbed, and the … Continue reading

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Flower Ideas: Show Me…Something Red

Daylily ‘Baltimore Oriole’ has a whisper of orange hiding beneath its velvety, red flowers. This daylily grows happily just about anywhere. My plant grew in the shade for years and still sent up several scapes full of flowers each summer. … Continue reading

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Garden Winner: ‘Whisper Mix’ Nicotiana

There’s no doubt about it, hummingbirds love ‘Whisper Mix’ nicotiana. I’m so glad I planted some in front of our screened porch this year so I can watch the hummingbirds up close. ‘Whisper Mix’ plants grow 3 to 4 feet … Continue reading

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Flower Buddies

Nicotiana ‘Whisper Mix’ with Morning Glory ‘Star of Yelta’:

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A Bevy of Blooms: Nicotiana ‘Whisper Mix’

 

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A Bevy of Blooms: Nicotiana ‘Perfume Bright Rose’

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More ‘Whisper Mix’

I grew ‘Whisper Mix’ nicotianas again this year. This time I used them to fill the back row of an entire border. It was a grand idea. ‘Whisper Mix’ is supposed to grow 3 to 4 feet tall, but some … Continue reading

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