When can I plant Tarragon in Zone 1b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of figuring out when to plant tarragon is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


Planting Calendar for Tarragon

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

Since tarragon are barely cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant tarragon 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 tarragon and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your tarragon may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your tarragon indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1b is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 be ready to cover your tarragon if we have a surprise 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.