When can I plant Bacopa 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant bacopa by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 3a.


Planting Calendar for Bacopa

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

You can plant bacopa slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant bacopa 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 bacopa and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bacopa may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your bacopa indoors.

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 just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your bacopa in the event of 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.