When can I plant Dracaena in Zone 1a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The earliest that you can plant dracaena in Zone 1a can be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dracaena

Frost tolerance for dracaena: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant dracaena quite a bit earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

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

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

The last month that you can plant dracaena and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your dracaena may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your dracaena indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

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 is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a we get a frost after June 15 be ready to protect your dracaena 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.