When can I plant Nicotiana in Zone 1a

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.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 1a you should be able to estimate when it's possible to plant nicotiana.


Planting Calendar for Nicotiana

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

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

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

The earliest that you can plant nicotiana in Zone 1a is June. However, you really should wait until July if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant nicotiana and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your nicotiana may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your nicotiana indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on June 15 in Zone 1a. It might get as low as -60°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1a is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a it frosts late in the year after June 15 be ready to protect your nicotiana if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-60°F
Highest Expected Low-55°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 -55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1a.