When can I plant Gomphrena in Zone 6a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 6a you should be able to estimate when it's possible to plant gomphrena.


Planting Calendar for Gomphrena

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

Since gomphrena are barely cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant gomphrena
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant gomphrena
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The earliest that you can plant gomphrena 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 gomphrena and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your gomphrena may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your gomphrena indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks 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.

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 there is a last frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your gomphrena in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.