When can I plant Shasta Daisys in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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 using the USDA zone info for Zone 6b you will be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant shasta daisys.


Planting Calendar for Shasta Daisys

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

Shasta Daisys do ok in some cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant shasta daisys 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 shasta daisys and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your shasta daisys may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your shasta daisys indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 6b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 6b there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your shasta daisys if we have a surprise 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.