This annual species is native to the deserts of western North America and is a host plant for Tobacco/Tomato hornworm species (hummingbird moth caterpillars). Although not rare, it's not commonly found in nature.
It has a slightly lower nicotine content that cultivated tobacco. In desert environments, it commonly reaches a height of 2-3 feet. In a garden environment with irrigation, it can easily grow 6 feet or taller. These plants will easily reseed themselves.
Planting and Thinning: Surface sow and lightly rake into garden soil, after risk of frost has passed. Thin to 1 to 2 feet apart.