When can I plant Fanflower in Zone 1b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. 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 used to estimate when it's the best time to plant fanflower.


Planting Calendar for Fanflower

Frost tolerance for fanflower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since fanflower do not do well in cold weather you have to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant fanflower 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 fanflower and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your fanflower may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your fanflower 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. Since half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 be ready to protect your fanflower 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.