When can I plant Perilla 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 opportunity to plant perilla in Zone 6b can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Perilla

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

Since perilla require warm weather it's necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant perilla 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 perilla and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your perilla may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your perilla indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your perilla 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.