When can I plant Veronica in Zone 6a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to figure out when you can plant veronica by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 6a.


Planting Calendar for Veronica

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

Veronica are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant veronica 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 veronica and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your veronica may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your veronica indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 6a. It might get as low as -10°F during the coldest months of winter.

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 there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your veronica 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.