When can I plant Bidens in Zone 3b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 3b it's possible to figure out when to plant bidens.


Planting Calendar for Bidens

Frost tolerance for bidens: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since bidens are not cold tolerant you really should 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 bidens
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bidens
Probably not a good time to plant bidens

The earliest that you can plant bidens 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 bidens and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bidens may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your bidens indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your bidens in the event of 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.