When can I plant Browallia in Zone 6b

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

The USDA zone info for Zone 6b can be read to figure out when it's the best time to plant browallia.


Planting Calendar for Browallia

Frost tolerance for browallia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Browallia are not cold tolerant which tells us that it is important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant browallia 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 browallia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your browallia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your browallia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on 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 USDA zone info for Zone 6b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your browallia if we have 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.