Nicotiana glauca Grah.

Half hardy, fast-growing, semi-evergreen shrub with long, arching shoots, ovate, fleshy, blue-grey leaves, and tubular, bright yellow flowers, to 4cm long.  To 6m.  [RHSE, Hortus, FNSW].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1827.  [JD].   ‘The plant was raised from seeds communicated to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, by Mr. Smith, of Monkwood, Ayr, whose son had sent them from Buenos Ayres.  It was kept in the stove, but on coming into flower in the middle of March, was removed to the greenhouse.’  [BM t.2837/1828].

History at Camden Park

Listed as Nicotiana glauca under both Herbaceous plants in 1850 and 1857 [H.156/1850] and under Trees and Shrubs in 1857 [T.710/1857].  this is presumably in error.


Published Feb 27, 2010 - 05:16 PM | Last updated Feb 27, 2010 - 05:22 PM

Figured is a slender shoot with ovate leaves and slender,  tubular yellow flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.2837, 1828.

Nicotiana glauca Grah. | BM t.2837/1828 | BHL

More details about Nicotiana glauca Grah.
Family Solanaceae
Region of origin

South America

  • Nicotiana arborea Larrañaga
Common Name

Tobacco bush, Tree tobacco, Mustard tree

Name in the Camden Park Record

Nicotiana glauca 

Confidence level high