How Tall Does a Tobacco Plant Grow in One Year?

Save

Tobacco belongs to the plant family Solanaceae, which includes tomatoes, eggplant and peppers. There are several species of Nicotiana, including Nicotiana tabacum---smoking tobacco. Named cultivars of Nicotiana alata and Nicotiana sylvestris are grown as garden flowers prized for their deep shades.

Different Cultivar Heights

  • Each type of Nicotiana has its own growth habit and yearly height. Some types are common garden varieties and others are wild plants. Smoking tobacco is grown as a crop and as a garden plant.

Garden Variety Yearly Heights

  • Flowering tobacco cultivars of Nicotiana alata are annuals that usually reach heights of between 12 to 24 inches. They have been bred to fill beds and borders. Nicotiana sylvestris is the tallest of the flowering tobacco garden cultivars. It reaches a height of 5 feet during a year.

Wild Variety Heights

  • Nicotiana glauca is an evergreen perennial with a shrubby habit that eventually grows to the size of a small tree---up to 25 feet. It can grow up to 10 feet in one year. Coyote tobacco is a strong-smelling wild annual that grows from British Columbia to Baja California. It can reach 40 inches in one year. Depending on climate Nicotiana obtusifolia (Desert Tobacco) behaves as an annual, biennial or perennial. It grows throughout the southwestern states and reaches up to 3 feet in one year.

Smoking Tobacco Height

  • Nicotiana tabacum is grown in tubs for its showy flowers. When field-grown as a crop the tops are cut back to enlarge the bottom leaves. It grows up to 10 feet in a year.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit nicotiana flowers image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.com nicotiana image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.com tobacco field image by OMKAR A.V from Fotolia.com
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • How to Harvest Tobacco

    Harvesting tobacco is a complicated and exact science. Your schedule for harvesting tobacco leaves depends on various factors, including the variety and...

  • How to Grow Nicotiana

    Despite their bad reputation, some tobaccos (Nicotiana spp.) make good garden plants. The aptly named "flowering tobaccos" produce scads of tubular blooms,...

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Make a Vertical Clay Pot Garden

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!