When can I plant Statice 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.

A way of getting a good idea when to plant statice is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Statice

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

Statice do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant statice 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 statice and expect a good harvest is probably July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your statice may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your statice indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1a and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1a last frost occurs after June 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your statice if we have one of those late frosts.

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.