When can I plant Summer Savory in Zone 3b

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

The USDA zone info for Zone 3b can be looked at to determine when it's possible to plant summer savory.


Planting Calendar for Summer Savory

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

Since summer savory are barely cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 3b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -35°F.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to protect your summer savory 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.