When can I plant Dallas Fern in Zone 3b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of figuring out when to plant dallas fern is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 3b.


Planting Calendar for Dallas Fern

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

Dallas Fern require warm weather which means that you must wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant dallas fern 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 dallas fern and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dallas fern may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your dallas fern indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -35°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to protect your dallas fern 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.