When can I plant Streptocarpella in Zone 3b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening 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 determine when you can plant streptocarpella in Zone 3b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Streptocarpella

Frost tolerance for streptocarpella: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Streptocarpella require warm weather which tells us that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant streptocarpella 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 streptocarpella and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your streptocarpella may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your streptocarpella indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3b. We can expect an average low temperature of -35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your streptocarpella 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.