When can I plant Ageratum in Zone 6b

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.

The first chance to plant ageratum in Zone 6b should be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Ageratum

Frost tolerance for ageratum: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since ageratum do not do well in cold weather you really should wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant ageratum 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 ageratum and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your ageratum may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your ageratum indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 6b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your ageratum in the event of 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.