When can I plant Copperleaf in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant copperleaf in Zone 6b can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Copperleaf

Frost tolerance for copperleaf: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since copperleaf require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

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

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 may not be accurate from year to year 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 copperleaf in the event of 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.