When can I plant Digitalis in Zone 5b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when to plant digitalis in Zone 5b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Digitalis

Frost tolerance for digitalis: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant digitalis a little earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant digitalis 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 digitalis and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your digitalis may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your digitalis indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5b. We can expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to protect your digitalis 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.