Nicotania tabaccum, Cultivated Tobacco



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