When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 6a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the 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 buddha belly plant in Zone 6a should be figured out by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

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

Since buddha belly plant require warm weather it's necessary to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your buddha belly plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your buddha belly plant 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.