When can I plant Erysimum in Zone 3b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant erysimum in Zone 3b can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Erysimum

Frost tolerance for erysimum: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Erysimum do well in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

The last month that you can plant erysimum and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your erysimum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your erysimum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 3b. We should expect an average low temperature of -35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your erysimum in the event of 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.