When can I plant Salpiglossis in Zone 6b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant salpiglossis in Zone 6b can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Salpiglossis

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

Since salpiglossis require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year 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 we get a frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your salpiglossis 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.