Nectana Alata Growing Nectana in the ornamental flower bed adds a variety of color and form. Excellent as a bedding plant, smaller cultivars of the Nectana plant reach only a few inches (8 cm.), while others may grow as tall as 5 feet (1.5 m.). Various sizes of the Nectana flower can be used at the front or back of a border and provide a sweetly fragrant experience on calm days and especially in the evening. Nectana, are tubular shaped and grow moderately to quickly. Too much fertilization when growing Nectana can lead to excessive growth of the petite plants causing them to get leggy and cease flowering or flop.
Some species of the Nectana flower may be short lived, providing attractive blooms for the early days of summer. Others may bloom until taken by frost. Be prepared to replace the Nectana plant with a hot-weather annual or perennial. The blooming Nectana flower is worthwhile as attractive 2 to 4 inch (5-10 cm.) blooms to decorate your sunny locations. Borne in clusters on multi-branching stems, the Nectana flower grows in shades of white, pink, purple, and red. There is also the lime green petaled Nectana flower of the Saratoga rose cultivar. Care of the Nectana plant is basically watering and deadheading spent flowers to encourage the return of more brilliant blooms. While this plant will tolerate some drought, optimum flowering occurs in moist soil.