When can I plant Sweet Sultan 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.

In Zone 6a you can figure out when to plant sweet sultan by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Sultan

Frost tolerance for sweet sultan: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Sweet Sultan do well in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet sultan in Zone 6a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant sweet sultan and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your sweet sultan may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your sweet sultan indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -10°F.

Just be sure 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a there is a last frost after April 15 so always be ready to protect your sweet sultan if we have a surprise 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.