When can I plant Evolvulus in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 6a it's a good idea to figure out when you can plant evolvulus.


Planting Calendar for Evolvulus

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

Since evolvulus do not do well in cold weather you need to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your evolvulus 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.