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Scientific Name: Nicotiana mutabilis
Alternative Names: Colour-changing tobacco plant

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Nicotiana mutabilis


  • Perennial
  • Flowering tobacco is an upright, half hardy ornamental to 1.5m tall with a large soft rosette of basal leaves.
  • In summer, airy clouds of trumpet-shaped flowers are borne on branching stems which change colour from white, to pale pink to rose pink as they age, giving a billowing, multi-coloured effect like a packet of pastel marshmallows.
  • All colours present on the plant at the same time, from summer into autumn.
  • The flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies!
  • Flowering tobacco prefers leaner soils -using fertilizers on it tends to make plants put out lots of leaves and few blossoms.
  • They prefer full sun, but can do well in part sun or dappled shade as well.
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