When can I plant Crossandra in Zone 3b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant crossandra in Zone 3b can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Crossandra

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

Crossandra do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant crossandra
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant crossandra
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The earliest that you can plant crossandra 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 crossandra and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your crossandra may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your crossandra indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 3b. We can expect an average low temperature of -35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure 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. Since half of the time in Zone 3b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your crossandra in the event of 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.