When can I plant Dichondra in Zone 5b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to estimate when you can plant dichondra by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 5b.


Planting Calendar for Dichondra

Frost tolerance for dichondra: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant dichondra just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant dichondra in Zone 5b 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 dichondra and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dichondra may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your dichondra indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 5b. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 5b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5b we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your dichondra if we have one of those late frosts.

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.