I am very happy to have a nicotiana sylvestris blooming in the garden now. Last year, my neighbor gave me some of her seedlings. I was amazed at the size they grew to be and their evening fragrance. My neighbor thinks they have alien qualities. They grow quite tall and their sticky "skin" means they tend to grab hold when you get too close.
Even though I collected seeds, I didn't get them planted in this year's garden. I was happy to see seedlings appear and then a quickly growing flower stalk. There might be another one that will make it to flowering also. I hope they'll plant themselves again, but next year, I'll make sure I plant some seeds also. The garden and gardener would miss them.
2 days ago