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We wish we could picture something here, but alas, Nicotiana or flowering tobacco is not a dye plant! If only there was a way to share it’s heavenly scent online…


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Flowering Tobacco
’Purple Perfume’

Nicotiana sylvestris

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Purple Perfume Nicotiana, or flowering tobacco, is NOT a dye plant! But we’re obsessed with its color anyway, and the heavenly scent it gives off at the end of the day. We have read that the tobacco plant was used as a colorant for Mayan textiles though, and are going to give the plant leaves, stems and flowers a whirl in the dye pot this summer, because why not?

 Life Cycle  Annual
 Zone  Half-hardy annual
 Sunlight  Full Sun
 Height  2' - 3'
 Spacing  12" apart

 Rich, fertile, well-drained;
 pH neutral