When can I plant Flowering Tobacco in Zone 5b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of getting a good idea when it's the best time to plant flowering tobacco is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 5b.


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.

Since flowering tobacco require warm weather you have to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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 5b is April. However, you really should wait until May 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. If you wait any later than that and your flowering tobacco may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your flowering tobacco indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 5b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 5b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5b last frost occurs after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your flowering tobacco in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 5b.