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ni·co·ti·an·a

 (nĭ-kō′shē-ăn′ə, -ä′nə, -ā′nə)
n.
Any of various flowering plants of the genus Nicotiana of the nightshade family, native chiefly to the Americas and including tobacco plants and ornamental species with fragrant flowers.

[New Latin (herba) nicotiāna, (herb of) Nicot, nicotiana, after Jean Nicot (1530?-1600), French diplomat.]

nicotiana

(nɪˌkəʊʃɪˈɑːnə; -ˈeɪnə)
n
(Plants) any solanaceous plant of the American and Australian genus Nicotiana, such as tobacco, having white, yellow, or purple fragrant flowers
[C16: see nicotine]

ni•co•ti•a•na

(nɪˌkoʊ ʃiˈeɪ nə, -ˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə)

n., pl. -nas.
any plant of the genus Nicotiana, of the nightshade family, esp. one grown for its ornamental value.
[1590–1600; < New Latin (herba) nicotiana Nicot's (herb) (after Jacques Nicot (1530–1600))]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nicotiana - American and Asiatic aromatic herbs and shrubs with viscid foliageNicotiana - American and Asiatic aromatic herbs and shrubs with viscid foliage
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
tobacco plant, tobacco - aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
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Even within the limits of the same genus, we meet with this same difference; for instance, the many species of Nicotiana have been more largely crossed than the species of almost any other genus; but Gartner found that N.
There are zinnias, dahlias, bidens, nicotiana sylvestris and morning glories.
If you have room for a bed of annuals, go again for soft, fragrant plants such as night-scented stock and nicotiana, along with other cottage garden favourites such as aquilegia.
PRETTY BLLOOMS: Flowers that would be perfect for a romantic garden include Nicotiana Sylvestris and bluebells, far left, and roses - as seen over an archway, left
If you are more concerned with fragrance, then include Nicotiana sylvestris, a tobacco plant variety growing up to 150cm (5ft), whose white flowers emit an intense scent, Oenothera fruticosa 'Fyrverkeri', an evening primrose which produces sweetly scented blossoms of soft white, pink and bright yellow, and night gladiolus, whose creamy yellow flowers give an intense, spicy smell at night.
There are a number of smaller herbaceous and bedding plants with good perfume, including many of the pansy-like violas, stocks, cherry pie and nicotiana.
The top 10 recommended plants, for instance, are buddleja davidii, caryopteris, globe artichoke, eryngium, evening primrose, hebe, honeysuckle, jasmine, nicotiana and verbena.
Nicotiana and night-scented stocks are other obvious choices for fragrance, although be careful which variety of nicotiana you choose as I have made the mistake in the past of buying some which didn't smell at all.
Nicotiana and night-scented stocks are other obvious choices for fragrance,although be careful which variety of nicotiana you choose as I have made the mistake in the past of buying some which didn't smell at all.
Echo the fullness of the fruit in arrangements with berries and blooms, such as pale green nicotiana, chocolate cosmos, Oriental poppies, and viburnum.
Examples include Alyssum, Ageratum, Antirrhinum, Calceolaria, Celosia, Lobelia, Nicotiana, Pelargonium, Sweet pea, Stocks and Verbena.