When can I plant Cigar Plant in Prospect Heights, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Prospect Heights can be reviewed to figure out when you can plant cigar plant.


Planting Calendar for Cigar Plant

Frost tolerance for cigar plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since cigar plant do not do well in cold weather you really should wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant cigar plant
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant cigar plant
Probably not a good time to plant cigar plant

The earliest that you can plant cigar plant in Prospect Heights is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant cigar plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your cigar plant may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your cigar plant indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Prospect Heights the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Prospect Heights and it is different every year. Half of the time in Prospect Heights it frosts late in the year after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your cigar plant if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Prospect Heights

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in Prospect Heights

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