When can I plant Summer Savory in Zone 6b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

The first opportunity to plant summer savory in Zone 6b should be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Summer Savory

Frost tolerance for summer savory: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant summer savory a bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Zone 6b. 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 just an average 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 summer savory 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.