When can I plant Brachycome in Zone 3b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's the best time to plant brachycome by using the USDA zone info for Zone 3b.


Planting Calendar for Brachycome

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

Since brachycome do not do well in cold weather you must wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant brachycome 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 brachycome and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your brachycome may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your brachycome indoors is a great way to get them started a few 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.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 3b it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your brachycome 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.