When can I plant Flower-of-an-Hour in Zone 6a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

It's possible to figure out when you can plant flower-of-an-hour by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 6a.


Planting Calendar for Flower-of-an-Hour

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

Since flower-of-an-hour do ok in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant flower-of-an-hour
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant flower-of-an-hour
Probably not a good time to plant flower-of-an-hour

The earliest that you can plant flower-of-an-hour 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 flower-of-an-hour and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your flower-of-an-hour may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your flower-of-an-hour indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes 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 flower-of-an-hour in the event of 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.