When can I plant Artemesia in Zone 3b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when to plant artemesia in Zone 3b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Artemesia

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

You can plant artemesia just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant artemesia
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant artemesia
Probably not a good time to plant artemesia

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. 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 may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to protect your artemesia 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.