When can I plant Forget-Me-Not in Zone 3a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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.

It's a good idea to figure out when it's a good idea to plant forget-me-not by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 3a.


Planting Calendar for Forget-Me-Not

Frost tolerance for forget-me-not: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant forget-me-not just a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant forget-me-not
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant forget-me-not
Probably not a good time to plant forget-me-not

The earliest that you can plant forget-me-not in Zone 3a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant forget-me-not and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your forget-me-not may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your forget-me-not indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3a. We can expect an average low temperature of -40°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3a is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your forget-me-not 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.