When can I plant Bower Vine in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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 you will be able to determine when it's the best time to plant bower vine.


Planting Calendar for Bower Vine

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

Since bower vine require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant bower vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bower vine
Probably not a good time to plant bower vine

The earliest that you can plant bower vine 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 bower vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bower vine may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your bower vine indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your bower vine 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.