When can I plant Lysimachia 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 3b you will be able to estimate when to plant lysimachia.


Planting Calendar for Lysimachia

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

Lysimachia are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant lysimachia 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 lysimachia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lysimachia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your lysimachia 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.

Keep in mind 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your lysimachia 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.