When can I plant Bishop's Weed in Zone 6a

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

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 6a you should be able to determine when to plant bishop's weed.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

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

You can plant bishop's weed much earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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A good time to plant bishop's weed
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bishop's weed
Probably not a good time to plant bishop's weed

The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed 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 bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your bishop's weed may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your bishop's weed indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your bishop's weed if we have 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.