When can I plant Nolana in Zone 3b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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 should be able to determine when it's a good idea to plant nolana.


Planting Calendar for Nolana

Frost tolerance for nolana: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Nolana require warm weather which means that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your nolana 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.