Nicotiana Langsdorffii | Langsdorffs Tobacco ‘Cream Splash’
There are over 65 species of Tobacco that hail from Australia, North America, and tropical South America. They are attractive plants with beautiful flowers and appealing foliage. All of them have tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers that come in nearly every color and most often open during the evening and and nighttime hours, sometimes releasing a pleasant fragrance. They can be used as specimen or bedding plants, in borders, woodland gardens, in containers, or for planting in masses or even as a focal point.
This variegated form of Langsdorff’s tobacco is a 2-3 ft tall cultivar that’s native to Brazil. Some 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. Grows best in full sun to part shade, in rich, well-drained soil. It can be a perennial in mild climates (zones 10-11), but it is generally grown as an annual. Long flowering period. Drought-tolerant once established. Visited and pollinated by hummingbirds.
Best to start seeds indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost date. This does NOT have tobacco mosaic virus (TMV).
Sun exposure: Part shade to full sun
Mature height: 2-3 ft
Mature width: 18-24 inches
Hardiness zones: 10-11
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 Langsdorffii ‘Cream Splash’ and other ornamental species of tobacco for their flowers only. Do NOT smoke these leaves.