When can I plant Livingstone Daisy in Zone 6a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant livingstone daisy is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 6a.


Planting Calendar for Livingstone Daisy

Frost tolerance for livingstone daisy: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

It's a bad idea to plant livingstone daisy until after all chance of frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant livingstone daisy 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 livingstone daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your livingstone daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your livingstone daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6a. It might get as low as -10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your livingstone daisy 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.