When can I plant Steirodiscus in Zone 5b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

The earliest that you can plant steirodiscus in Zone 5b can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Steirodiscus

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

Steirodiscus tend to make it in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5b is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5b we get a frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your steirodiscus 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.