When can I plant Chocolate Daisy in Zone 1a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. 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 figure out when it's a good idea to plant chocolate daisy by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chocolate Daisy

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

Chocolate Daisy are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 1a the average date of last frost happens on June 15. We should expect an average low temperature of -60°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to 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 it frosts late in the year after June 15 be ready to protect your chocolate daisy if we have a 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.