When can I plant Scaevola in Zone 6a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 6a can be looked at to determine when it's a good idea to plant scaevola.


Planting Calendar for Scaevola

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

Since scaevola require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant scaevola 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 scaevola and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your scaevola may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your scaevola indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -10°F.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6a and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your scaevola in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.