When can I plant Oxalis in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

In Zone 6a you can figure out when to plant oxalis by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Oxalis

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

You can not plant oxalis until after the last frost because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant oxalis 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 oxalis and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your oxalis may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your oxalis indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we can 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 changes from year to 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 oxalis 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.