When can I plant Bower Vine in Zone 6a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant bower vine in Zone 6a can be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bower Vine

Frost tolerance for bower vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Bower Vine require warm weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6a and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your bower vine if we have a 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.