When can I plant Trachelium in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of estimating when it's possible to plant trachelium is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 6a.


Planting Calendar for Trachelium

Frost tolerance for trachelium: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

You really shouldn't plant trachelium until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

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

The last month that you can plant trachelium and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your trachelium may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your trachelium indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -10°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6a is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6a we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your trachelium 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.