When can I plant Asparagus Fern in Zone 3b

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus fern in Zone 3b can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus Fern

Frost tolerance for asparagus fern: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since asparagus fern do not do well in cold weather you must wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus fern in Zone 3b is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant asparagus fern and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your asparagus fern may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your asparagus fern indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3b. It might get as low as -35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your asparagus fern if we have one of those late frosts.

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.