When can I plant Plectranthus 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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 6b it's possible to determine when it's a good idea to plant plectranthus.


Planting Calendar for Plectranthus

Frost tolerance for plectranthus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Plectranthus are not cold tolerant which tells us that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your plectranthus 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.