When can I plant Nolana in Zone 1b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 1b can be used to figure out when it's the best time to plant nolana.


Planting Calendar for Nolana

Frost tolerance for nolana: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Nolana are not cold tolerant which tells us that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nolana 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 nolana and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your nolana may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your nolana indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1b. We can 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b we get a frost after June 15 be ready to cover your nolana 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.