When can I plant Mecardonia in Zone 5b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 5b you can estimate when it's a good idea to plant mecardonia by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Mecardonia

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

Since mecardonia do not do well in cold weather it's necessary to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant mecardonia 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 mecardonia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your mecardonia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your mecardonia indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 5b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 5b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your mecardonia 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.