Kvapusis tabakas – Nicotiana alata

Kvapusis tabakas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameKvapusis tabakas
Latin plant nameNicotiana alata Link. et Otto
English plant nameFlowering Tobacco
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Groups
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
  • tall - 61-80 cm
  • very tall – 81 cm and over
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
Blooming period2 months
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Grouptypical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. 8000 - 12000 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 0.25 gram of seed sown. Seeds stay viable for 6-8 years. Cross-pollinated flower, isolation distance is 200 m. Seeds are sown into boxes between March and April. Seeds germinate within 14-20 days at 20°C. Seeds mature between August and September. Self-sowing plant in warm zone countries. Seed yield is 10-12 g for a square meter.

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