When can I plant Flowering Tobacco in Zone 13a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. 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 Zone 13a can be reviewed to determine when to plant flowering tobacco.


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 can not plant flowering tobacco until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they are not cold tolerant.

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 13a 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 flowering tobacco and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your flowering tobacco may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your flowering tobacco indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. It might get as low as 60°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 13a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your flowering tobacco in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low60°F
Highest Expected Low65°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 60°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 65°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13a.