When can I plant Mecardonia 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 chance to plant mecardonia in Zone 1a should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Mecardonia

Frost tolerance for mecardonia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Mecardonia are not cold tolerant which tells us that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant mecardonia 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 mecardonia and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your mecardonia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your mecardonia indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on June 15 in Zone 1a. It might get as low as -60°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 1a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1a we get surprised by a frost after June 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your mecardonia 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.