When can I plant Abutilon in Zone 1b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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 first chance to plant abutilon in Zone 1b can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

Frost tolerance for abutilon: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You really shouldn't plant abutilon until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Zone 1b is June. However, you really should wait until July if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant abutilon and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your abutilon may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your abutilon indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1b. It might get as low as -55°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 be ready to protect your abutilon in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-55°F
Highest Expected Low-50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -55°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1b.