When can I plant Scutellaria 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 1b you can determine when you can plant scutellaria by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Scutellaria

Frost tolerance for scutellaria: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Scutellaria do not do well in cold weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant scutellaria 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 scutellaria and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your scutellaria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your scutellaria indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your scutellaria 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.