When can I plant Baby's Breath 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.

You will be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant baby's breath by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 3b.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

Frost tolerance for baby's breath: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant baby's breath a little earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant baby's breath
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby's breath
Probably not a good time to plant baby's breath

The earliest that you can plant baby's breath 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 baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your baby's breath may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your baby's breath indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -35°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your baby's breath 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.