When can I plant Matricaria in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant matricaria in Zone 6a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Matricaria

Frost tolerance for matricaria: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Matricaria are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant matricaria in Zone 6a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant matricaria and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your matricaria may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your matricaria indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 6a. 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 is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6a there is a last frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your matricaria 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.