When can I plant Abutilon in Zone 6b

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.

In Zone 6b you can figure out when it's possible to plant abutilon by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

Frost tolerance for abutilon: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since abutilon require warm weather you really should wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Zone 6b is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant abutilon and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your abutilon may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your abutilon indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 6b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your abutilon if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6b.