When can I plant Flowering Tobacco in Zone 2b

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.

A common way of getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant flowering tobacco is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Flowering Tobacco

Frost tolerance for flowering tobacco: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Flowering Tobacco require warm weather which tells us that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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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 2b is May. However, you really should wait until June 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 August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your flowering tobacco may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your flowering tobacco indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b it frosts late in the year after May 15 so always be ready to cover your flowering tobacco if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-45°F
Highest Expected Low-40°F

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

Plants to Grow in Zone 2b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2b.