When can I plant Chocolate Daisy in Zone 3a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden 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 figure out when it's possible to plant chocolate daisy by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chocolate Daisy

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

Chocolate Daisy can survive in very little cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant chocolate daisy 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 chocolate daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your chocolate daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your chocolate daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your chocolate daisy in the event of 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.