When can I plant Ajuga in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 6b can be reffered to in order to determine when to plant ajuga.


Planting Calendar for Ajuga

Frost tolerance for ajuga: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

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

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

The earliest that you can plant ajuga in Zone 6b 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 ajuga and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your ajuga may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your ajuga indoors.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your ajuga in the event of a 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.