When can I plant Nolana 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 6a can be reviewed to figure out when it's possible to plant nolana.


Planting Calendar for Nolana

Frost tolerance for nolana: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You really shouldn't plant nolana until after the last frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant nolana 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 nolana and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your nolana may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your nolana indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit 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.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6a and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your nolana if we have 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.