The 2 to 3-foot plants produce abundant rounded 8 to 10-inch leaves and small greenish-yellow flowers. This is the original tobacco smoked by our Native American forebearers in ceremonies. It contains nicotine and produces a very effective natural insecticide.
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface, seeds need light to germinate.
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 10-12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after the last frost, Sow lightly and thin to 10-12" apart.
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 24-36" by 12"
Light Needs: Shade to sun
Soil Needs: Rich, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 75-90 days
Uses: Flower beds, containers, attracts pollinators and beneficials
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Reseeds easily.