When can I plant Abutilon in Zone 3b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 3b can be read to determine when you can plant abutilon.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

Frost tolerance for abutilon: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since abutilon are not cold tolerant it's important to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Zone 3b 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 abutilon and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your abutilon may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your abutilon indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -35°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your abutilon in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-35°F
Highest Expected Low-30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 3b.