Flowering Tobacco plants are an excellent addition to any Houston, Texas garden. Different varieties can grow to be as tall as four feet, and they will brighten your garden from spring through fall. Some varieties even bloom at night! The tubular flowers of Flowering Tobacco (which are usually white) are very fragrant and will bring hummingbirds to your Houston, Texas garden. You may also find varieties that blossom in pink, red, yellow or lavender. They do best when planted in morning sun or bright shade, and prefer soil that is well drained. Flowering Tobacco does very well in containers, making it a great choice for your Houston, Texas window boxes. It is also a great choice for moon gardens, as its flowers will reflect the moonlight. It will reseed itself in your garden, so you can enjoy its lovely flowers year after year. If you would enjoy growing Flowering Tobacco in your Houston, Texas garden, try planting some of the varieties below.
Perfume Deep Purple. If you enjoy purple flowers in your Houston, Texas garden, this All American Selections Winner may be for you. It does best when planted in full sun, and will flower from April through September. This Flowering Tobacco is a great choice for container gardens, or to use as an accent plant in your Houston, Texas garden. It prefers well drained soil, and will grow to be about two feet tall.
Marshmallow. The white flowers of this Flowering Tobacco are very fragrant, and will blossom from May through October in your Houston, Texas garden. Plant them in full to partial sun, and expect heights of up to two feet. This Flowering Tobacco may not be as tall as other varieties, but it is just as pretty. Try planting it in the front of your Houston, Texas mixed borders. Its flowers will turn pale pink as they age.
Lime Green. Yes, this Flowering Tobacco actually has lime green flowers, and are they striking! It will grow to be about three feet tall in your Houston, Texas garden, and will bloom from spring through the first frost. Cut it back in the fall and it will grow back in the spring in your garden. This Flowering Tobacco’s blooms also make great cut flowers.
Crimson Bedder. The crimson blooms of this Flowering Tobacco are very fragrant, and will bring hummingbirds to your Houston, Texas garden. They do best when planted in full to partial sun, and will bloom from May through the end of September in your garden. This heirloom Flowering Tobacco will grow to be about two feet tall, and is a great choice for Houston, Texas container gardens.
Hot Chocolate. This gorgeous Flowering Tobacco blooms in shades of dark red to chocolate brown. It will do best when planted in partial shade, and can grow to be about four feet tall in your Houston, Texas garden. This Flowering Tobacco is also deer resistant, and looks beautiful in mixed borders. It will reseed itself, so don’t worry when it dies back in the winter.