When can I plant Abutilon in Zone 4b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant abutilon in Zone 4b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

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

Abutilon do not do well in cold weather which means that you need to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant abutilon
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant abutilon
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The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Zone 4b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your abutilon may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your abutilon indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4b. It might get as low as -25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4b it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your abutilon in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-25°F
Highest Expected Low-20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4b.