When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our 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.

A way of figuring out when it's the best time to plant buddha belly plant is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 6b.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

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

Since buddha belly plant require warm weather you really should wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant buddha belly plant
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant buddha belly plant
Probably not a good time to plant buddha belly plant

The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your buddha belly plant indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your buddha belly plant 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.