When can I plant Gerbera in Zone 1b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. 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 you can plant gerbera is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


Planting Calendar for Gerbera

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

You can plant gerbera a bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant gerbera 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 gerbera and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your gerbera may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your gerbera indoors.

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.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1b is not always accurate 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 gerbera if we have 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.