When can I plant Statice 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.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant statice in Zone 3b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Statice

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

Statice tend to make it in some cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant statice 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 statice and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your statice may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your statice indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. 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 an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your statice in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.