When can I plant Candytuft in Zone 6b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of determining when to plant candytuft is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 6b.


Planting Calendar for Candytuft

Frost tolerance for candytuft: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Candytuft do well in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant candytuft 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 candytuft and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your candytuft may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your candytuft indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6b. We should expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your candytuft if we have a 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.