When can I plant Datura in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 6b you can figure out when you can plant datura by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Datura

Frost tolerance for datura: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Datura tend to make it in a tiny bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant datura in Zone 6b is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant datura and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your datura may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your datura indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your datura in the event of 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.