When can I plant Scutellaria in Zone 6b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. 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 you will be able to estimate when to plant scutellaria.


Planting Calendar for Scutellaria

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

It's probably not a good idea to plant scutellaria until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant scutellaria 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 scutellaria and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your scutellaria may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your scutellaria indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit 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.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it can change quite a bit 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 scutellaria if we have one of those late frosts.

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.