Tender perennials from South America. All are grown as annuals, but they may live over in mild-winter areas. These are upright-growing plants with large, soft, oval leaves; both foliage and stems are slightly sticky. Flowers—very fragrant, in some species—are tubular, typically flaring at the mouth into five pointed lobes; they appear near tops of branching stems in summer. They usually open at night or on cloudy days, though some kinds open during the day. Some nicotianas reseed readily.Nicotiana sylvestris
Grows to 5 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Intensely fragrant, long, tubular white flowers are borne in tiers atop a statuesque plant. Striking in a night garden.
Small, rounded plant (9–12 in. high and wide) with egg-shaped, inch-long leaves and blue, sweet-...
From South America. Grows to 6 in. high and 1 1/2 ft. across. Trailing, branching reddish stems are se...
Thought to have originated in South America; related to squash, gourd, and melon. Pumpkins are availab...