When can I plant Geum in Zone 6a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our 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 best time to plant geum in Zone 6a can be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Geum

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

Geum can survive in some cold which means that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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The earliest that you can plant geum 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 geum and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your geum may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your geum indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last 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. Half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your geum 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.