Nicotania tabaccum, Cultivated Tobacco

Historical Uses:

N. tabacum has been widely used throughout tribal nations for numerous types of ceremonies.

Notes:

While we don’t use or recommend this species for any restoration projects, it is an excellent plant for gardens. Hummingbirds and moths often visit the flowers. They are also a host plant of Manduca sexta (Tobacco Hornworm)!

  • Listing ID: 3901
  • Duration: Annual
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-4
  • Stratification: No stratification required, light required for germination
  • Bloom Time: June-August
  • Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Nicotania tabacum
  • Common Name: Cultivated Tobacco
  • Eco-Region: 251