When can I plant Morning Glory in Zone 5b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 5b it's possible to figure out when it's the best time to plant morning glory.


Planting Calendar for Morning Glory

Frost tolerance for morning glory: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since morning glory are not cold tolerant you must wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant morning glory 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 morning glory and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your morning glory may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your morning glory indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 5b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

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. Half of the time in Zone 5b last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your morning glory 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.