When can I plant Didiscus in Zone 1b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 1b should be read to estimate when it's the best time to plant didiscus.


Planting Calendar for Didiscus

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

Didiscus tend to make it in a tiny bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant didiscus 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 didiscus and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your didiscus may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your didiscus indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1b. 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b it frosts late in the year after June 15 so always be ready to protect your didiscus in the event of a 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.