When can I plant Angelonia in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 6a it's a good idea to estimate when it's a good idea to plant angelonia.


Planting Calendar for Angelonia

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

Angelonia do well in very little cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

The last month that you can plant angelonia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your angelonia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your angelonia indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your angelonia in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.