Small Flowered Tobacco is an ornamental, annual flowering tobacco plant with a tall, upright form with big blue-green leaves on sticky stems (which are reason enough to grow this rare variety), and come summer time this statuesque plant bursts into bloom with airy sprays of green tubular flowers, creating a haze of color and texture. The stems are sticky to the touch and attract many insects. Self-sows easily. Or sow indoors, or outdoors. Grows best in full sun in average, well-drained soil, but will tolerate light shade. Plant in rich soil for the best show.
Attracts butterflies, hawk-moths, and hummingbirds cannot resist the sweet nectar. Deer and rabbits won’t touch it.
Height: 4-6 ft
Zones: Perennial in zones 10+… Annual in all others.
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 paniculata and other ornamental species of tobacco for their flowers only. Do NOT smoke these leaves.