Select Seeds. I started just a few from the packet. By late March I'd realized that perhaps I over-ordered, so I was running out of room for seedlings. The tiny Anoda seedlings ended up in the special cell packs I ordered for starting sweet peas, and sat neglected under a peony in the raised bed until my husband asked if I was punishing them for some reason.
Anoda cristata has been called a weed and worse. According to the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United State, this American native is terrorizing several states, most of which are in the southwestern U.S. No wonder it sat patiently in its pitiful cell packs until I was ready to plant it.
I've grown flowering tobacco before for its wonderful jasmine-like scent. I finally got around to planting the variety called Cranberry Isle, which I ordered from Select Seeds.
|Nicotiana 'Cranberry Isle'|
|Even the white-flowered plants in the 'Cranberry Isle' Nicotiana mix seem to have more substance.|
|You'd almost think a flower this color would smell like grape Kool-aid.|