When can I plant Fanflower in Zone 3a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of estimating when to plant fanflower is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 3a.


Planting Calendar for Fanflower

Frost tolerance for fanflower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You can not plant fanflower until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant fanflower 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 fanflower and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your fanflower may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your fanflower indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to protect your fanflower in the event of 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.