Nicotiana hybrida | ‘Whisper Shades of Rose’
Whisper Shades of Rose Tobacco has cascades of tubular silken blooms in various hues of pink that glow in the suns light. This hybrid Nicotiana is pollinated by moths, so exudes a sweet floral fragrance during the evening hours when moths are around.
Makes a great addition to cottage gardens, summer borders, and containers. Stands out great against variegated ornamental grasses. Looks fantastic for at least four months, and has great disease resistance.
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Needs light, humidity and heat to germinate. Do not cover tiny seeds. Direct sow outdoors after last frost.
Attracts bees, moths and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Full sun to partial shade.
Height: 2.5- 3.5 ft
Zones: Half-hardy annual. Can act as a perennial in zones 10-11.
Please note: All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. All tobaccos should be considered poisonous to consume (smoking brings its own risks); some are extremely poisonous and have caused fatalities. Poisoning through intentional or accidental misuse of nicotine and products containing it is a relatively common occurrence. Related species may contain other toxic alkaloids, chemically similar to nicotine, so it is for this reason we suggest that you enjoy Nicotiana Langsdorffii and other ornamental species of tobacco for their flowers only. Do NOT smoke these leaves.