When can I plant Missouri Primrose 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant missouri primrose in Zone 6b should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Missouri Primrose

Frost tolerance for missouri primrose: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since missouri primrose are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant missouri primrose
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The earliest that you can plant missouri primrose in Zone 6b is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant missouri primrose and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your missouri primrose may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your missouri primrose indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Zone 6b. We should expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important 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. Half of the time in Zone 6b there is a last frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your missouri primrose 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.