When can I plant Angel's Trumpets in Zone 4a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

In Zone 4a you can estimate when it's a good idea to plant angel's trumpets by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Angel's Trumpets

Frost tolerance for angel's trumpets: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since angel's trumpets are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant angel's trumpets
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The earliest that you can plant angel's trumpets in Zone 4a 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 angel's trumpets and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your angel's trumpets may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your angel's trumpets 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. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -30°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4a is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a last frost occurs after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your angel's trumpets in the event of a surprise 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.