When can I plant Cigar Plant in Zone 11a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 11a can be reffered to in order 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 when the weather gets warmer.

Since cigar plant require warm weather it is important to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 Zone 11a is January. However, you really should wait until February 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 November. Any later than that and your cigar plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your cigar plant indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11a it never frosts. It might get as low as 40°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11a is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to cover your cigar plant in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low40°F
Highest Expected Low45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11a.