When can I plant Gypsophila in Zone 3a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to estimate when to plant gypsophila by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 3a.


Planting Calendar for Gypsophila

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

You can plant gypsophila a little earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant gypsophila 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 gypsophila and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your gypsophila may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your gypsophila 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 just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 3a last frost occurs after May 15 so always be ready to protect your gypsophila 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.