When can I plant Flowering Tobacco in Zone 4b

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

The first opportunity to plant flowering tobacco in Zone 4b should be estimated by looking at 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.

It's not a good idea to plant flowering tobacco until after the last frost has passed because they require warm 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 4b 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. Any later than that and 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 few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 4b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -25°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your flowering tobacco in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-25°F
Highest Expected Low-20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4b.