When can I plant Gazania in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The earliest that you can plant gazania in Zone 6b should be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gazania

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

Gazania are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which means that you can start planting them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant gazania
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant gazania
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The earliest that you can plant gazania in Zone 6b 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 gazania and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your gazania may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your gazania indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your gazania 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.