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Tobacco Seeds

When to Plant Tobacco Seeds

Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date, or sow directly into the garden after the last frost has passed.

Where to Plant Tobacco Seeds

Tobacco performs best in full sun or partial shade, in rich, moist, well-drained soils. These flowers bloom beautifully in beds and borders, patio and porch containers, and also make excellent cut flowers! Do not plant in or near vegetable gardens because of susceptibility to common viruses.

How to Plant Tobacco Seeds

Tobacco seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Learn more about germination light requirements here.

Press flower seeds into the starter mix, but do not cover. The plant will easily bloom within 10-12 weeks after sowing.

How to Care for Tobacco

Tobacco requires average water and balanced fertilizer during blooming season. Deadhead any spent blooms and lightly trim your plant to promote more blooming. Note that this plant may self-seed in optimum growing conditions.

About Tobacco

A lovely and aromatic addition to your garden, Flowering Tobacco features blooms in a range of pretty colors high atop lush foliage. Blooms are highly fragrant, with their sweet smell becoming more penetrating in the cool evenings.