When can I plant Lotus Vine in Zone 5b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant lotus vine in Zone 5b should be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lotus Vine

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

Lotus Vine can survive in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant lotus vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant lotus vine
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The earliest that you can plant lotus vine 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 lotus vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your lotus vine may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your lotus vine indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5b is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your lotus vine in the event of a surprise 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.