When can I plant Sedum 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 reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 6b you will be able to estimate when to plant sedum.


Planting Calendar for Sedum

Frost tolerance for sedum: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant sedum quite a bit earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sedum in Zone 6b is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant sedum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sedum may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your sedum indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important 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 changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6b there is a last frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your sedum in the event of 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.