When can I plant Oxalis in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 6b it's a good idea to estimate when it's a good idea to plant oxalis.


Planting Calendar for Oxalis

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

You really shouldn't plant oxalis until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant oxalis 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 oxalis and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your oxalis may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your oxalis indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 6b. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 6b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6b it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your oxalis 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.