When can I plant Fuchsia 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant fuchsia in Zone 1a can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Fuchsia

Frost tolerance for fuchsia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You really shouldn't plant fuchsia until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant fuchsia 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 fuchsia and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your fuchsia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your fuchsia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 1a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a we get surprised by a frost after June 15 be ready to protect your fuchsia 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.