When can I plant Didiscus in Zone 6a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden 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 determine when it's a good idea to plant didiscus.


Planting Calendar for Didiscus

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

You can plant didiscus slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant didiscus 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 didiscus and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your didiscus may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your didiscus indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your didiscus 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.