When can I plant Argyranthemum in Zone 3a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 3a you can estimate when it's possible to plant argyranthemum by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Argyranthemum

Frost tolerance for argyranthemum: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Argyranthemum are not cold tolerant which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant argyranthemum in Zone 3a 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 argyranthemum and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your argyranthemum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your argyranthemum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -40°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your argyranthemum if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-40°F
Highest Expected Low-35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 3a.