When can I plant Bishop's Weed in Zone 6b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant bishop's weed in Zone 6b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

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

Bishop's Weed do well in a bit of cold which means that you can plant them quite a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed 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 bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your bishop's weed may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your bishop's weed indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed 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 changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your bishop's weed in the event of 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.