When can I plant African Daisy in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 6b you should be able to figure out when it's possible to plant african daisy.


Planting Calendar for African Daisy

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

African Daisy are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant african daisy in Zone 6b 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 african daisy and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your african daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your african daisy indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your african daisy in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6b.