When can I plant Sweet Woodruff 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.

A way of estimating when it's a good idea to plant sweet woodruff is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 6a.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Woodruff

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

Sweet Woodruff are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet woodruff 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 woodruff and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sweet woodruff may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your sweet woodruff indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last 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.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6a and it changes from year to 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 protect your sweet woodruff in the event of 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.