When can I plant Bloodleaf in Zone 6a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant bloodleaf in Zone 6a can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bloodleaf

Frost tolerance for bloodleaf: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Bloodleaf are not cold tolerant which tells us that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

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

The last month that you can plant bloodleaf and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bloodleaf may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your bloodleaf indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember 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 will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a there is a last frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your bloodleaf 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.