Nicotiana sylvestris
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Nicotiana sylvestris

South American tobacco
woodland tobacco
sweet scented tobacco

  family solanaceae 
  genus nicotiana 

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Genus  Nicotiana Species  sylvestris Variety  Cultivar  Common names  South American tobacco   woodland tobacco   sweet scented tobacco Family  SOLANACEAE Specimen number  S11215 Data source  HtZn p146;Frgnt p350
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' - 6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Nicotiana sylvestris has faint sweet flowers. South American tobacco (also known as sweet scented tobacco and woodland tobacco) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does well in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Leaves Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The leaves of this plant are toxic.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant flowers. sweet scented Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Faint Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Nicotiana sylvestris can be achieved by seed. South American tobacco (in some places called sweet scented tobacco and woodland tobacco) is a native plant in the natural environment and may have originated from Argentina.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Flowers: Nicotiana sylvestris has deep throated blossoms with small flat faces. The blossoms are most often a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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