Nicotiana alata

Very fragrant night-blooming annual in shades of lavender and white. 48" tall. Start early.


On sultry summer nights, when the air stays saturated and the thunderstorms roll in the distance, this aptly named nicotiana releases a cloud of intoxicating, jasmine-meets-honey aroma that scents the air to great distances. We received this variety from Nikki Hill and Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, proprietors of Daggawalla Seed in Portland, Oregon. Their catalog, now closed, listed over 15 varieties of nicotiana; we trialed many and found this one to be a stunner. A bonus: blooms vary in intriguing ways from plant to plant.


Art Pack, 200 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

Lavender Cloud Nicotiana | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds

  • Days to Germination 7 - 14 days
    Days to Maturity 65 days transplant
    Planting Depth 0"
    Spacing in Row 18"
    Spacing Between Rows 18"
    Height at Maturity 60 inches
    Width at Maturity 30 inches


    Start indoors in a warm, sunny spot by sprinkling a few seeds per cell. Seeds take 10-14 days to germinate. Thin once seedlings have their first set of true leaves. Transplant out when plants are 2-4 inches high. A heavily fragrant, night blooming annual in shades of lavender and white.

  • Born and raised in Italy, Paola Bari became interested in porcelain painting as a teenager and has been actively painting ever since. She began her porcelain painting career with training in Milano, Italy. Now living in the United States, she continues to refine and evolve her painting skills with new techniques, styles, and materials for porcelain painting through seminars in Italy, Switzerland and USA. 

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