When can I plant Baby's Breath in Zone 3a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our 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 checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 3a you will be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant baby's breath.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

Frost tolerance for baby's breath: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since baby's breath are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant baby's breath
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby's breath
Probably not a good time to plant baby's breath

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

The last month that you can plant baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your baby's breath may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your baby's breath indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -40°F.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3a we get a frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your baby's breath 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.