When can I plant Aubretia in Zone 5b

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.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant aubretia in Zone 5b by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Aubretia

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

Since aubretia are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather you can plant them earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant aubretia in Zone 5b is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant aubretia and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your aubretia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your aubretia 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 April 15 in Zone 5b. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5b 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 5b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your aubretia if we have 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.