When can I plant Sweet Woodruff in Zone 5b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to figure out when you can plant sweet woodruff by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 5b.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Woodruff

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

Sweet Woodruff are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet woodruff 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 sweet woodruff and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your sweet woodruff may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your sweet woodruff indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 5b is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5b last frost occurs after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your sweet woodruff 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.