When can I plant Bishop's Weed in Zone 4b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of making a decision about when it's the best time to plant bishop's weed is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 4b.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

Frost tolerance for bishop's weed: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Bishop's Weed are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them a quite a bit earlier than other frost tender plants.

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The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed in Zone 4b is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your bishop's weed may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your bishop's weed indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 4b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -25°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your bishop's weed if we have a 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.