When can I plant Artemesia in Zone 1a

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.

The first chance to plant artemesia in Zone 1a can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Artemesia

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

Since artemesia do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

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

The last month that you can plant artemesia and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your artemesia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your artemesia indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on June 15 in Zone 1a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -60°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a we get surprised by a frost after June 15 be ready to cover your artemesia in the event of 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.