When can I plant Dichondra in Zone 1b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant dichondra in Zone 1b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dichondra

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

Dichondra do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant dichondra 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 dichondra and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your dichondra may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your dichondra 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. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -55°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b we get a frost after June 15 so always be ready to cover your dichondra 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.