When can I plant Alstromeria in Zone 4a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our 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 opportunity to plant alstromeria in Zone 4a can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Alstromeria

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

Since alstromeria are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant alstromeria in Zone 4a 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 alstromeria and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your alstromeria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your alstromeria indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4a. It might get as low as -30°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 4a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your alstromeria in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-30°F
Highest Expected Low-25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4a.