When can I plant Hypericum 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.

In Zone 3b you can estimate when it's possible to plant hypericum by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hypericum

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

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

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

The earliest that you can plant hypericum 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 hypericum and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your hypericum may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your hypericum indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 3b. It might get as low as -35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your hypericum 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.