When can I plant Iresene 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.

One way of determining when it's possible to plant iresene is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 6b.


Planting Calendar for Iresene

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

It's probably not a good idea to plant iresene until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant iresene 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 iresene and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your iresene may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your iresene indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

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