When can I plant Santolina in Zone 6a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. 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 to plant santolina in Zone 6a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Santolina

Frost tolerance for santolina: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Santolina do well in cold which means that you can plant them much earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant santolina 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 santolina and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your santolina may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your santolina indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can 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 just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary 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 santolina 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.