When can I plant Brachycome 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.

In Zone 1a you can determine when it's possible to plant brachycome by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Brachycome

Frost tolerance for brachycome: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Brachycome require warm weather which means that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant brachycome 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 brachycome and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your brachycome may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your brachycome indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit 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.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1a and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a last frost occurs after June 15 be ready to cover your brachycome if we have one of those late frosts.

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.