Flowering Tobacco 'Hot Chocolate' Seeds

An excellent nectar source for hummingbirds and moths (including the hummingbird-like sphinx moth).

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

These lightly fragrant trumpet flowers bloom in mauve to deep chocolate brown. The plants flower all summer long and are an excellent nectar source for hummingbirds and moths (including the hummingbird-like sphinx moth). Finches and Juncos love the seeds.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Nicotiana
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color Brown/Bronze, Maroon (Purple-Brown)
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25