When can I plant Shasta Daisys 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when to plant shasta daisys is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


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 are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can start planting them earlier than other frost tender plants.

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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 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 shasta daisys and expect a good harvest is probably July. Any later than that and your shasta daisys may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your shasta daisys indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 1b the average date of last frost happens on June 15. It might get as low as -55°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 1b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b we get a frost after June 15 be ready to cover your shasta daisys if we have one of those late frosts.

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.