Nicotiana alata
Jasmine Tobacco

Nicotiana alata, Jasmine Tobacco

Nicotiana alataRanging from southern Brazil to northeast Argentina, jasmine tobacco fills the night air with sweet scents of romance. Tubular green-white flowers 4ft high spread purple anthers to greet lunar lovers and morning buzzers. A perennial in its native land, this frost-sensitive species won't survive winters below 15°F, so it's a self-seeding annual in our clime.

Grow specs: Space at 4". Easy to grow. Withstands semi-dry conditions. Attracts butterflies, moths, and insects.

Medicinal information on this particular species of tobacco is limited, but it is known as a fumitory and masticatory in South America. All parts contain nicotine and are considered poisonous.

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