When can I plant Painted Daisies in Zone 3b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of determining when it's a good idea to plant painted daisies is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 3b.


Planting Calendar for Painted Daisies

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

Painted Daisies are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant painted daisies 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 painted daisies and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your painted daisies may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your painted daisies indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is an average 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 protect your painted daisies 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.