When can I plant Santolina in Zone 1b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when to plant santolina in Zone 1b by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Santolina

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

You can plant santolina a lot earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on June 15 in Zone 1b. It might get as low as -55°F during the coldest months of winter.

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 will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 so always be ready to cover your santolina 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.