When can I plant Bower Vine 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.

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


Planting Calendar for Bower Vine

Frost tolerance for bower vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You should not plant bower vine until after the last frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant bower vine 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 bower vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bower vine may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your bower vine indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3a is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your bower vine if we have a surprise 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.