About Nicotiana Whisper
There are just hundreds of colorful small bells that dangle from this lovely plant. When the evening moths pollinate Nicotiana Whisper, they help release a lovely fragrance that you get to enjoy. The hummingbirds are crazy for it! We just couldn't get over how beautiful this plant was in our garden. It can handle some really cold weather, well into late fall. The deer definitely don't like Nicotiana and is on Cornell University's list of deer resistant plants.
Planting and Growing Nicotiana
Make sure your Nicotiana “harden off” 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. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. 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. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.