When can I plant Chocolate Daisy in Zone 1b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

A common way of making a decision about when to plant chocolate daisy is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


Planting Calendar for Chocolate Daisy

Frost tolerance for chocolate daisy: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Chocolate Daisy are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant chocolate daisy 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 chocolate daisy and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your chocolate daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your chocolate daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 1b the average date of last frost happens on June 15. 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 is different every 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 cover your chocolate daisy if we have 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.