When can I plant Abutilon in Zone 5b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to figure out when it's possible to plant abutilon by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 5b.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

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

Abutilon are not cold tolerant which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last 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
Probably not a good time to plant abutilon

The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Zone 5b is April. However, you really should wait until May 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 grow to maturity. Starting your abutilon indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 5b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your abutilon in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 5b.