When can I plant Armeria in Zone 3b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 3b should be used to figure out when to plant armeria.


Planting Calendar for Armeria

Frost tolerance for armeria: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Armeria are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which tells us that you can get them planted much earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant armeria in Zone 3b 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 armeria and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your armeria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your armeria 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 3b. We should expect an average low temperature of -35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your armeria if we have a 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.