When can I plant Gloriosa Daisy in Zone 3a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when you can plant gloriosa daisy is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 3a.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Daisy

Frost tolerance for gloriosa daisy: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Gloriosa Daisy are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on 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 may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 3a we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your gloriosa daisy 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.