Reportedly low in nicotine and not used as a smoking tobacco, primarily used as an ornamental plant.
'Flowering Tobacco' is generally grown as an interesting ornamental flowering
plant. Since their flower heads will reach about five feet in height, they are
typically planted towards the back of flowerbeds or along fences. It blooms from
July through September with beautiful white flowers that are trumpet-shaped, and
attract hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinating insects. They are a nice
source of evening fragrance and attract species of pollinating night moths as
Related to the tobacco plants that are grown for smoking, and as a matter of
fact thought to be one of the original parents of
Nicotiana tabacum (the plant species
used in modern tobacco products), because they are reportedly low in nicotine,
it is not generally considered for, or used as, a smoking tobacco.
Also known as 'Ornamental' tobacco, 'Woodland' tobacco and 'South American'
tobacco. Although it is biologically a perennial in its native habitat in the
Andes region of Argentina and Bolivia, it is grown as a tender annual here in
North America but does often self-seed from year to year without becoming a
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