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Aztec Tobacco, Sacred Tobacco, Wild Tobacco

Nicotiana rustica var. kessu

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nicotiana (nih-ko-she-AH-na) (Info)
Species: rustica var. kessu



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage


Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.