When can I plant Lovage 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's a good idea to plant lovage by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


Planting Calendar for Lovage

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

Lovage can survive in some cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant lovage 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 lovage and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your lovage may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your lovage indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1b. We can expect an average low temperature of -55°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b there is a last frost after June 15 be ready to cover your lovage if we have a surprise 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.