When can I plant Hamelia in Zone 3b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant hamelia in Zone 3b should be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hamelia

Frost tolerance for hamelia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Hamelia require warm weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant hamelia 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 hamelia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your hamelia may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your hamelia indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

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.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your hamelia 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.