When can I plant Cerastium in Zone 4a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

You can figure out when you can plant cerastium in Zone 4a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Cerastium

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

Since cerastium do well in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant cerastium 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 cerastium and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your cerastium may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your cerastium indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 4a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -30°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a we get a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your cerastium if we have one of those late frosts.

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.