When can I plant Lithospermum in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when to plant lithospermum in Zone 6b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lithospermum

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

Since lithospermum do not do well in cold weather you really should wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your lithospermum 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.