When can I plant Crassula in Zone 3b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant crassula in Zone 3b can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Crassula

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

Since crassula are not cold tolerant it is necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant crassula 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 crassula and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your crassula may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your crassula 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. It might get as low as -35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3b is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your crassula 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.