When can I plant Hamelia in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 6a you can determine when it's possible to plant hamelia by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hamelia

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

Since hamelia do not do well in cold weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant hamelia 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 hamelia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your hamelia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your hamelia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6a. We should expect an average low temperature of -10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your hamelia 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.