When can I plant Lotus Vine 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.

A way of estimating when you can plant lotus vine is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 3a.


Planting Calendar for Lotus Vine

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

You can plant lotus vine slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant lotus vine 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 lotus vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your lotus vine may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your lotus vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3a we get a frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your lotus vine 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.