When can I plant Anagallis in Zone 3b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant anagallis in Zone 3b can be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Anagallis

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

Since anagallis are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant anagallis
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The earliest that you can plant anagallis in Zone 3b 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 anagallis and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your anagallis may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your anagallis indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3b. We can expect an average low temperature of -35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to protect your anagallis in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-35°F
Highest Expected Low-30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 3b.