About Nicotiana Baby Bella
You would think that the way the hummingbirds come to the wine red tubular flowers of Nicotiana Baby Bella that they were sounding a clarion call for all hummers to come and pollinate them! They have a mild fragrance and compact branching habit to be suitable for a container. It's a treat to see the hummingbirds find them up close. The deer definitely don't like Nicotiana and is on Cornell University's list of deer resistant plants.
Nicotiana Baby Bella
Planting and Growing Nicotiana
Make sure to “harden off” your Nicotiana to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny or part shade. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season.