Woodland Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris) in the Nicotianas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet (30-60cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
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)
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Various insects


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Plant Events from our members
chelle On June 3, 2015 Plant emerged
Espied self-sown seedlings in the garden today. They look to be a week or two along; perhaps 3/4" across at the widest point.
dorothythomas98 On May 11, 2014 Bloomed
Weedwhacker On March 19, 2015 Seeds sown
Kristine1212 On April 11, 2018 Seeds sown
carlysuko On July 6, 2018 Transplanted
Planted seedlings out into garden
carlysuko On March 29, 2018 Seeds germinated
carlysuko On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
carlysuko On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Untitled by auntvi May 7, 2012 11:52 PM 1
Strange Flower in my Retaining Wall by jkayroberts82 Sep 27, 2019 7:07 PM 2
Identifying Seedling by MXP Apr 29, 2018 9:47 AM 9
What seeds do you have going so far? by carlysuko May 14, 2018 9:27 AM 86
What's Blooming - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Sep 27, 2020 2:40 PM 2,684
Can anyone please help identify This? by Stuartmac Aug 23, 2017 12:03 PM 2
Blooming in July.... by wcgypsy Aug 3, 2016 2:16 PM 45
Green Pages - Search for Nursery or Seed Company that carries a particular plant by loki Feb 17, 2016 10:47 AM 20
Favorite Annuals? by vma4922 Jul 22, 2017 4:02 AM 125
Calif. Sue's Garden by Calif_Sue Apr 26, 2020 10:14 PM 396
Who is saving seeds this fall? by mom2goldens Oct 21, 2014 12:53 PM 100

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