When can I plant Shasta Daisys in Zone 6a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 6a you can determine when to plant shasta daisys by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Shasta Daisys

Frost tolerance for shasta daisys: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Shasta Daisys are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can get them planted earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant shasta daisys 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 shasta daisys and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your shasta daisys may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your shasta daisys 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.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your shasta daisys in the event of 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.