When can I plant Saxifraga in Zone 3b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

In Zone 3b you can figure out when you can plant saxifraga by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Saxifraga

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

Saxifraga are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant saxifraga 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 saxifraga and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your saxifraga may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your saxifraga 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 3b last frost occurs after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your saxifraga 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.