When can I plant Scutellaria in Zone 6a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 6a can be reviewed to figure out when you can plant scutellaria.


Planting Calendar for Scutellaria

Frost tolerance for scutellaria: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

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

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

The earliest that you can plant scutellaria 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 scutellaria and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your scutellaria may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your scutellaria 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 should expect an average low temperature of -10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a last frost occurs after April 15 so always be ready to protect your scutellaria if we have 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.