When can I plant Winter Savory in Zone 1a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of getting a good idea when it's the best time to plant winter savory is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 1a.


Planting Calendar for Winter Savory

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

Winter Savory do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant winter savory 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 winter savory and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your winter savory may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your winter savory indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1a last frost occurs after June 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your winter savory 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.