When can I plant Dallas Fern in Zone 1b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

In Zone 1b you can figure out when you can plant dallas fern by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dallas Fern

Frost tolerance for dallas fern: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Dallas Fern require warm weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant dallas fern 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 dallas fern and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your dallas fern may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your dallas fern indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 1b the average date of last frost happens on June 15. We should expect an average low temperature of -55°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 1b it frosts late in the year after June 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your dallas fern 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.