When can I plant Aegopodium in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 6a it's possible to figure out when it's a good idea to plant aegopodium.


Planting Calendar for Aegopodium

Frost tolerance for aegopodium: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Aegopodium are very cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them much earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant aegopodium in Zone 6a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant aegopodium and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your aegopodium may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your aegopodium indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -10°F.

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 6a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your aegopodium in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-10°F
Highest Expected Low-5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -5°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6a.