Suavolens Flowering Tobacco, also known as Australian Tobacco and Sweet Scented Tobacco, is as the name suggests, a highly scented, rare tobacco variety native to Australia. Long tubular flowers atop lanky plants attract night-flying pollinators such as moths.
Australian Tobacco is extremely drought tolerant. We planted seeds indoors during the summer, transplanted outdoors from 4″ pots into the desert part of our yard during the hottest part of August with no rain, neglected, and each and every one of the small plants survived and continued to flower through the end of summer.
Sow indoors or outdoors. Grows best in full sun in well-drained soil. Great for desert areas, low maintenance and sub-tropical beds, borders, and containers. Attracts hawk-moths and other night-time pollinators.
Height: 2 ft
Zones: Half hardy annual/ short-lived perennial
Please note: All tobaccos should be considered poisonous to consume (smoking brings its own risks); some are extremely poisonous and have caused fatalities. Poisoning through intentional or accidental misuse of nicotine and products containing it is a relatively common occurrence. Related species may contain other toxic alkaloids, chemically similar to nicotine, so it is for this reason we suggest that you enjoy Nicotiana suavolens and other ornamental species of tobacco for their flowers only. Do NOT smoke these leaves.