Nicotiana mutabilis | Ornamental Tobacco ‘Hayefield Green’
There are over 65 species of Tobacco from Australia, North America, and tropical South America. They are attractive plants with beautiful tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers and appealing foliage.
Nicotiana mutablis is an ornamental flowering tobacco plant from Brazil. ‘Hayefield Green’ Nicotiana mutablis was a discovery on Nancy J. Ondras Property at Hayefield gardens. It is different and unique in that the new flowers start out greenish and age to a rosy pink on wide branching stems. The flowers are abundant and various colors can be seen simultaneously, giving a beautiful effect.
Grows best in full sun in average, well-drained soil, but will tolerate light shade. Plant in rich soil for the best show. 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. Best to sow indoors, or outdoors in spring after last frost.
Attracts butterflies, hawk-moths, and hummingbirds. Deer and rabbits won’t touch it.
Do not smoke.
Type: Annual or perennial
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 5-6 ft
Mature width: 3 ft
Hardiness zones: 9-11