When can I plant Hamelia in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

You can estimate when it's the best time to plant hamelia in Zone 6b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hamelia

Frost tolerance for hamelia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Hamelia require warm weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant hamelia 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 hamelia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your hamelia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your hamelia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6b is not always accurate 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 cover your hamelia 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.