When can I plant Felicia Daisy in Zone 3a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 3a you can determine when to plant felicia daisy by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Felicia Daisy

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

Felicia Daisy are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which means that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than more sensitive plants.

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The earliest that you can plant felicia 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 felicia daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your felicia daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your felicia daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them 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 can expect an average low temperature of -40°F.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year 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 last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your felicia daisy 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.