When can I plant Statice in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when to plant statice is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 6a.


Planting Calendar for Statice

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

You can plant statice a bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant statice 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 statice and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your statice may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your statice indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 6a. We can expect an average low temperature of -10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your statice 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.