When can I plant Pyrethrum in Zone 5b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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 figure out when it's the best time to plant pyrethrum in Zone 5b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Pyrethrum

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

Pyrethrum are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can get them planted earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5b. 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 not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your pyrethrum in the event of 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.