When can I plant African Daisy in Zone 1b

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.

A common way of estimating when it's a good idea to plant african daisy is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


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.

You can plant african daisy a little earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 1b is May. However, you really should wait until June 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 July. Any later than that and your african daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your african daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on June 15 in Zone 1b. We should expect an average low temperature of -55°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b last frost occurs after June 15 be ready to protect your african daisy if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-55°F
Highest Expected Low-50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -55°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1b.