Ceremonial Tobacco Ancient
(Nicotiana rustica) Annual or short-lived perennial in the Nightshade Family, native to Central America. Rare. Leaves are roundish, and slightly concave, like shallow bowls. 18-36” tall. Flowers stout, tubular and yellow. Indigenous people found it evocative of the feminine, and smoked it. Nicotine content higher than Smoking Tobacco (Nicotiana rustica); can be much higher. We acquired this variety from Sustainable Seed Co., who say the seed was found in an 1000 year old archaeological site on Vancouver Island!
Planting suggestions: Average garden soil is sufficient, but like all plants in the Nicotiana genus, responds enthusiastically to nitrogen, such as manure. Full sun. Start indoors a few weeks before the Final Frost date. Press tiny seeds onto surface of moist soil. Keep wet with a mister or by keeping pots in a water-filled tray. Thin to one plant per pot after first set of true leaves. Transplant out when they have 3-4 true leaves. Space 18-24” apart. Can container-garden.
Contains at least 50 seeds