When can I plant Scarlet Pimpernels 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.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 1b you should be able to estimate when it's possible to plant scarlet pimpernels.


Planting Calendar for Scarlet Pimpernels

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

Since scarlet pimpernels are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 be ready to cover your scarlet pimpernels 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.