When can I plant Vinca Vine in Zone 5b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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 best time to plant vinca vine in Zone 5b can be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Vinca Vine

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

Since vinca vine are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant vinca vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant vinca vine
Probably not a good time to plant vinca vine

The earliest that you can plant vinca vine 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 vinca vine and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your vinca vine may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your vinca vine 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. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your vinca vine if we have 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.