When can I plant Campanula in Zone 4a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. 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 campanula in Zone 4a can be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Campanula

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

Since campanula are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant campanula 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 campanula and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your campanula may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your campanula indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 4a. It might get as low as -30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4a and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your campanula if we have 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.