When can I plant Creeping Zinnia in Zone 1a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

In Zone 1a you can estimate when it's a good idea to plant creeping zinnia by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Creeping Zinnia

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

You can plant creeping zinnia just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant creeping zinnia 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 creeping zinnia and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your creeping zinnia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your creeping zinnia indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is June 15 in Zone 1a. We can expect an average low temperature of -60°F in the coldest months of winter.

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. Half of the time in Zone 1a last frost occurs after June 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your creeping zinnia in the event of 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.