When can I plant Polka Dot Plant 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.

You can figure out when you can plant polka dot plant in Zone 6a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Polka Dot Plant

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

Polka Dot Plant require warm weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant polka dot plant 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 polka dot plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your polka dot plant may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your polka dot plant indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is not always accurate and 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 always be ready to cover your polka dot plant 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.