When can I plant Platycodon in Zone 1a

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

One way of figuring out when to plant platycodon is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Platycodon

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

Platycodon are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which means that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant platycodon 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 platycodon and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your platycodon may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your platycodon indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1a there is a last frost after June 15 be ready to cover your platycodon 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.