When can I plant Datura in Zone 1a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant datura in Zone 1a can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Datura

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

Datura do well in mild cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1a and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1a last frost occurs after June 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your datura 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.