When can I plant Armeria in Zone 1a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant armeria in Zone 1a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Armeria

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

Armeria are very cold tolerant which means that you can start planting them much earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant armeria in Zone 1a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant armeria and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your armeria may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your armeria indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1a. It might get as low as -60°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1a and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a last frost occurs after June 15 be ready to cover your armeria if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-60°F
Highest Expected Low-55°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -60°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1a.