When can I plant Sweet Williams in Zone 6a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 6a should be reffered to in order to estimate when to plant sweet williams.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Williams

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

Sweet Williams are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet williams 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 sweet williams and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your sweet williams may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your sweet williams 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. We can expect an average low temperature of -10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6a is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your sweet williams 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.