When can I plant Lotus Vine in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

A way of making a decision about when it's possible to plant lotus vine is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 6b.


Planting Calendar for Lotus Vine

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

Lotus Vine tend to make it in a tiny bit of cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant lotus vine 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 lotus vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your lotus vine may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your lotus vine 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 should 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 so always be ready to protect your lotus vine 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.