When can I plant Livingstone 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.

A way of determining when it's the best time to plant livingstone daisy is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 3a.


Planting Calendar for Livingstone Daisy

Frost tolerance for livingstone daisy: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

It's probably not a good idea to plant livingstone daisy until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant livingstone daisy 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 livingstone daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your livingstone daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your livingstone daisy indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3a is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 3a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your livingstone daisy 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.