When can I plant Red Hot Pokers in Zone 1b

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

You will be able to figure out when it's possible to plant red hot pokers by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


Planting Calendar for Red Hot Pokers

Frost tolerance for red hot pokers: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Red Hot Pokers are very cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them much earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant red hot pokers
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant red hot pokers
Probably not a good time to plant red hot pokers

The earliest that you can plant red hot pokers in Zone 1b is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant red hot pokers and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your red hot pokers may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your red hot pokers indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b there is a last frost after June 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your red hot pokers 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.