Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"It's Just Amazing!"

Those are the words of The Herbal Husband the other evening when he saw this flowering tobacco plant Nicotiana sylvestris.  It is a cousin of the tobacco plant.  This particular plant is planted purposefully in between our arborvitae bushes to add a surprise.  It is an annual for us, but it can self sow very rampantly where you don't want it!  This plant is as tall as we are, 5'8"!  It is glorious and very smelly in the evening.  Someone asked if you could have one fragrant plant in the garden for season long fragrance, what would it be?  I told them no one plant has fragrance all season long.  It would have to be a series of plants for me, roses, jasmine, sweet peas and definitely, one would be the flowering tobacco plant!  What's your favorite fragrant plant?


Jules@MoonCatFarms said...

Isn't this an awesome plant? It is definitely slated to be a staple in my flower garden now.

I started some of these from seed this year for the first time and am hooked! I was really surprised when they started blooming as I hadn't really seen a good photo.

The smell is amazing - especially since the leaves are definitely tobacco-ish scented.

Mine aren't quite that tall yet, but I think they are on the way!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

They are a real favorite of the Herbal Husband and they have been very fragrant this season! Have to keep him happy! Thanks for stopping by Jules!