When can I plant Transvaal Daisy in Zone 6a

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

You will be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant transvaal daisy by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 6a.


Planting Calendar for Transvaal Daisy

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

Transvaal Daisy do well in some cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant transvaal daisy
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant transvaal daisy
Probably not a good time to plant transvaal daisy

The earliest that you can plant transvaal daisy 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 transvaal daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your transvaal daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your transvaal daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6a is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6a it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your transvaal daisy if we have one of those late frosts.

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.