When can I plant Torenia in Zone 1b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our 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 figure out when it's a good idea to plant torenia by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Torenia

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

It's probably a bad idea to plant torenia until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1b. We can expect an average low temperature of -55°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b there is a last frost after June 15 be ready to cover your torenia in the event of 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.