Nicotiana Langsdorffii | ‘Cream Splash’
This variegated form of Langsdorff’s tobacco is a 2- 3 ft tall plant cultivar that’s native to Brazil. A few of the leaves will be variegated and has flared, tubular, nodding flowers with bright blue pollen inside. Quite a striking addition to a flower garden. Looks best in small groups of three, or as individuals planted in among other plants for a cottage garden look. Its a hummingbird attractor, and is drought-tolerant once established.
It is easily grown from seed in the garden, but plants started indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost date will bloom earlier. Grows best in full sun to part shade, in rich, well-drained soil. Although it can be a perennial in mild climates (zones 10-11), it is generally grown as an annual. Long flowering period. This does NOT have tobacco mosaic virus (TMV).
Part shade to full sun.
Height: 2- 3 ft
Zones: Perennial in zones 10-11. Annual in all others.
Please note: All parts of this 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 suavolens and other ornamental species of tobacco for their flowers only. Do NOT smoke these leaves.