When can I plant Xerianthemum in Zone 6b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to figure out when you can plant xerianthemum by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 6b.


Planting Calendar for Xerianthemum

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

You can plant xerianthemum a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant xerianthemum 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 xerianthemum and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your xerianthemum may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your xerianthemum 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. We should expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6b is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6b it frosts late in the year after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your xerianthemum if we have 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.