When can I plant Veronica in Zone 6b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when it's possible to plant veronica in Zone 6b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Veronica

Frost tolerance for veronica: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant veronica just a bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant veronica 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 veronica and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your veronica may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your veronica indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. 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. Half of the time in Zone 6b we get a frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your veronica in the event of a surprise 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.