When can I plant Basket of Gold in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 6b it's possible to estimate when to plant basket of gold.


Planting Calendar for Basket of Gold

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

You can plant basket of gold much earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather.

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A good time to plant basket of gold
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant basket of gold
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The earliest that you can plant basket of gold 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 basket of gold and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your basket of gold may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your basket of gold indoors is a great way to get them started a few 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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes 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 basket of gold if we have one of those late frosts.

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.