When can I plant Cigar Plant in Zone 8b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our 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.

You can figure out when you can plant cigar plant in Zone 8b by looking at 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 do not do well in cold weather which means that it is important 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 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 8b 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. If you wait any later than that and your cigar plant may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your cigar plant indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8b. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b we get a frost after March 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your cigar plant in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°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 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8b.