When can I plant Armeria in Zone 1b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 1b it's possible to figure out when it's a good idea to plant armeria.


Planting Calendar for Armeria

Frost tolerance for armeria: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Armeria are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which tells us that you can get them planted much earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -55°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 1b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b we get a frost after June 15 be ready to cover your armeria if we have a surprise late frost.

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.