When can I plant Gerbera in Zone 3b

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

You will be able to determine when it's possible to plant gerbera by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 3b.


Planting Calendar for Gerbera

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

Since gerbera are barely cold tolerant you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant gerbera 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 gerbera and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your gerbera may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your gerbera indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3b is an average 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 gerbera if we have 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.