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By Mobee

Armagh Ireland, Ireland Ie

hi all cud someone tell me difference between (not sure of correct name) night scented stock and nicotania i was going to buy some but wud like more info on them i thought they were same but friend thought them 2 different plants i am novice just start to learn bout plants thanks!!!



night scented stock is a 1-2ft annual that opens its flowers in the evening. the flowers are pale lilac. easily grown from seed. leaf small and grey/green
Nicotania is the tobacco plant often an annual bedding plant. flowers in a range of colours and again the scent is strongest in the evening. the foliage is much larger and greener too. they range in height from 1ft up to 5ft depending on the species and varieties.

17 Jun, 2009


hi Seaburngirl thanks for info iheard that they are lovely late evening great scent wud they be suitable in large pots supported against fence?

17 Jun, 2009


i scatter night scented stock seed throught out borders and pots with tallish plants in. the tobbaco would be fine in pots to.
another good night scent is the night phlox. there is an annual form and a perennial form. somewhere I have a photo of the perenial. its name begins zalusk or something, we just call it zazu plant as my girls were into the lion king when i first bought it. smells of lemon sherbert.

17 Jun, 2009


thanks Seaburngirl will definitely do that and will try for ur zazu lol my granddaughter still loves lion king cant wait now to get all these lovely smelling plants will be able to sit in garden close my eyes think im at Kew gardens or somewherelol

17 Jun, 2009


Just to say that one of the lovely things about night scented plants is that they attract moths, which in turn attract bats.

18 Jun, 2009


hi Louloubelle god dont think id like bats flying round wud take myself in doors watch from "behind closed doors"lol

18 Jun, 2009


Oh dear, sorry! They won't hurt you!

18 Jun, 2009

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