When can I plant Winter Savory in Zone 3a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 3a can be reffered to in order to estimate when it's possible to plant winter savory.


Planting Calendar for Winter Savory

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

Winter Savory do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant winter savory 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 winter savory and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your winter savory may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your winter savory indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit 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.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your winter savory if we have 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.