When can I plant Lantana in Zone 1b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 1b should be read to determine when to plant lantana.


Planting Calendar for Lantana

Frost tolerance for lantana: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since lantana are not cold tolerant it's necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant lantana 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 lantana and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your lantana may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your lantana indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

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.

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1b and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your lantana 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.