When can I plant Flowering Tobacco in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

The earliest that you can plant flowering tobacco in Zone 6b can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Flowering Tobacco

Frost tolerance for flowering tobacco: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Flowering Tobacco do not do well in cold weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed 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 6b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your flowering tobacco may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your flowering tobacco indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6b 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 6b we get a frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your flowering tobacco if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6b

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