When can I plant Mecardonia 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.

You can determine when it's the best time to plant mecardonia in Zone 6b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Mecardonia

Frost tolerance for mecardonia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You can not plant mecardonia until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your mecardonia 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.