When can I plant Dichondra in Zone 3b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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.

A common way of estimating when it's the best time to plant dichondra is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 3b.


Planting Calendar for Dichondra

Frost tolerance for dichondra: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Dichondra are barely cold tolerant which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant dichondra in Zone 3b is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant dichondra and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your dichondra may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your dichondra indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. We should expect an average low temperature of -35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your dichondra 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.