When can I plant Monkey Flower 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.

In Zone 1a you can figure out when it's a good idea to plant monkey flower by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Monkey Flower

Frost tolerance for monkey flower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You should not plant monkey flower until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant monkey flower 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 monkey flower and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your monkey flower may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your monkey flower indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a there is a last frost after June 15 be ready to cover your monkey flower in the event of 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.