When can I plant Sanvitalia 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.

A common way of making a decision about when it's possible to plant sanvitalia is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 6b.


Planting Calendar for Sanvitalia

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

Sanvitalia do ok in some cold which means that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sanvitalia 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 sanvitalia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your sanvitalia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your sanvitalia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6b there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your sanvitalia 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.