When can I plant Brunfelsia in Zone 1b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant brunfelsia in Zone 1b can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Brunfelsia

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

Since brunfelsia do not do well in cold weather you really should wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant brunfelsia
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The earliest that you can plant brunfelsia 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 brunfelsia and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your brunfelsia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your brunfelsia indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1b is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b we get surprised by a frost after June 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your brunfelsia 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.