When can I plant Snapdragons in Zone 1a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant snapdragons in Zone 1a can be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Snapdragons

Frost tolerance for snapdragons: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Snapdragons do ok in some cold which tells us that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant snapdragons 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 snapdragons and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your snapdragons may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your snapdragons indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average 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 snapdragons 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.