When can I plant Anemone in Zone 1b

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.

You can estimate when it's possible to plant anemone in Zone 1b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Anemone

Frost tolerance for anemone: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since anemone are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

The last month that you can plant anemone and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your anemone may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your anemone indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on June 15 in Zone 1b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -55°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 1b there is a last frost after June 15 so always be ready to cover your anemone 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.