When can I plant Pennyroyal in Zone 5b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's a good idea to plant pennyroyal in Zone 5b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Pennyroyal

Frost tolerance for pennyroyal: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant pennyroyal a lot earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant pennyroyal 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 pennyroyal and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your pennyroyal may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your pennyroyal indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5b is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your pennyroyal 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.