When can I plant Flowering Tobacco in Zone 10b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 10b you can figure out when it's the best time to plant flowering tobacco by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Flowering Tobacco

Frost tolerance for flowering tobacco: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You should not plant flowering tobacco until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant flowering tobacco
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant flowering tobacco
Probably not a good time to plant flowering tobacco

The earliest that you can plant flowering tobacco in Zone 10b is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant flowering tobacco and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your flowering tobacco may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your flowering tobacco indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10b the average date of last frost happens on January 31. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10b is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b we get a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your flowering tobacco if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10b.