When can I plant Cigar Plant in Zone 7b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 7b you can estimate when it's a good idea to plant cigar plant by checking out 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.

Cigar Plant require warm weather which tells us that you must wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant cigar plant
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant cigar plant
Probably not a good time to plant cigar plant

The earliest that you can plant cigar plant in Zone 7b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your cigar plant may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your cigar plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7b. We should expect an average low temperature of 5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your cigar plant in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low5°F
Highest Expected Low10°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 10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7b.