When can I plant Cigar Plant in Zone 6a

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 best time to plant cigar plant in Zone 6a can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Cigar Plant

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

Cigar Plant do not do well in cold weather which means that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant cigar plant
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The earliest that you can plant cigar plant in Zone 6a 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 cigar plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your cigar plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your cigar plant indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 6a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -10°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6a is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your cigar plant if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-10°F
Highest Expected Low-5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -5°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6a.