Nicotiana hybrida ‘Starlight Dancer’

£2.50

Nicotiana hybrida ‘Starlight Dancer’

A recent cross between N.langsdorfii and N.alata, this rather special Nicotiana has become a firm favourite. It is a pleasure to work with, lighting up arrangements with its delicate star-shaped flowers in glowing white flushed chartreuse green. They are borne on tall, elegant stems with a slightly nodding habit, adding graceful movement. Despite looking fragile they are real workhorses with a three month flowering period and can last up to two weeks in a vase. Fragrant in the evening.

Plant type: half-hardy annual

Height: 1m

Spacing: 30cm

Sown to grown: 12 weeks

Vase life: 10-14 days

Site: sun/part shade

Min. seeds per packet: 100 seeds

Growing tips: seeds need light to germinate so just give them the lightest sprinkling of vermiculite.

Harvesting/Arranging tips: Pick when a third of the flowers are open on the stem, pick when cool and give them a long drink before arranging. The stems will feel sticky to the touch.

Cost: £2.50

 

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