When can I plant Doronicum in Zone 6b

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

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 6b it's a good idea to figure out when it's the best time to plant doronicum.


Planting Calendar for Doronicum

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

Doronicum tend to make it in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them just 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 doronicum
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant doronicum
Probably not a good time to plant doronicum

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 6b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 6b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to protect your doronicum 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.