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Nicotiana glauca Salta Blues

Blue Tree Tobacco

Item #: 5721

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 84" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Argentina

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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You will flip...your neighbors will say WHATZAT?...while you make all of your master gardener friends look like idiots as they try to identify this, your newest deer-resistant perennial. The 8" long, glaucous foliage adorns 7' tall stalks...perfect for the back of the border. The top of the stems are further adorned with clusters of tubular yellow flowers from summer through fall...a hummingbird party plant. The form of Nicotiana glauca in the trade was not reliably winter hardy for us, but we have had good luck with this new accession from 8,000' in Argentina's Salta Province. Although Nicotiana glauca doesn't spread in clay soils, it will spread by long rhizomes just under the mulch in sandy, organically enriched soils.

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