When can I plant Copperleaf in Zone 3b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

You can estimate when to plant copperleaf in Zone 3b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Copperleaf

Frost tolerance for copperleaf: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Copperleaf require warm weather which means that you must wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant copperleaf 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 copperleaf and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your copperleaf may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your copperleaf 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.

Keep in mind 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to protect your copperleaf 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.