When can I plant Nicotiana in Zone 9b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 9b you can figure out when you can plant nicotiana by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nicotiana

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

Nicotiana require warm 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 nicotiana
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant nicotiana
Probably not a good time to plant nicotiana

The earliest that you can plant nicotiana in Zone 9b is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant nicotiana and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your nicotiana may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your nicotiana indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9b the average date of last frost happens on February 15. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b we get surprised by a frost after February 15 be ready to protect your nicotiana in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low25°F
Highest Expected Low30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9b.