When can I plant Cerastium in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

The best time to plant cerastium in Zone 6b should be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Cerastium

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

Cerastium do well in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 6b. We should expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 so always be ready to cover your cerastium 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.