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botanical name:
Nicotiana suaveolens
Nicotiana suaveolens © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Australian Tabacco, Austral Tobacco, Sweet-Scented Tobacco
synonyms:  Nicotiana undulata, Nicotiana exigua
family:  Solanaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 1.00m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Erect, branching biennial or short-lived perennial with a rather leggy habit. Small tubular, pink-tinged, white flowers in summer. Very fragrant, particularly in the evening and night-time.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade. May not survive hard winters, but will often seed itself.

propagation:
From seed. Often self-seeds freely.

usage:
Excellent for evening fragrance. Best planted fairly closely in biggish groups so that the plants support each other.

other notes:
pronounced: nih-ko-she-AH-na swah-vee-OH-lens

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