When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw in Zone 6a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 6a can be looked at to estimate when it's possible to plant sweetscented bedstraw.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

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

You can plant sweetscented bedstraw a bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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A good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Probably not a good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw 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 sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your sweetscented bedstraw indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your sweetscented bedstraw 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.