Tobacco (Nicotiana paniculata) in the Nicotianas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: Minimum of 73 degrees F
Depth to plant seed: Surface sown (not covered)
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Various insects


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Posted by poisondartfrog (SE Kentucky - Zone 7a) on Jun 16, 2015 7:57 AM

N. paniculata is not the showiest Nicotiana, but certainly an interesting one. Long tubes of an inch or slightly more end in bright green corona arranged in panicles well above the foliage. The foliage is attractive with large, slightly scalloped leaves in blue green.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Seed of Nicotiana Paniculata . by MarleenVerstraeten Sep 14, 2015 8:01 AM 1
Left overs free to good home by poisondartfrog Feb 20, 2016 3:23 PM 8
Nicotiana Paniculata by MarleenVerstraeten Sep 14, 2015 1:00 PM 2

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