When can I plant Tritoma in Zone 3b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant tritoma in Zone 3b should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Tritoma

Frost tolerance for tritoma: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant tritoma quite a bit earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant tritoma 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 tritoma and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your tritoma may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your tritoma indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is 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 is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 3b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your tritoma 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.