When can I plant Artemesia in Zone 3a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant artemesia in Zone 3a can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Artemesia

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

Since artemesia are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant artemesia in Zone 3a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant artemesia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your artemesia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your artemesia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 3a. We can expect an average low temperature of -40°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your artemesia if we have a late frost.

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.