When can I plant Crossandra in Zone 4a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant crossandra in Zone 4a should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Crossandra

Frost tolerance for crossandra: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You really shouldn't plant crossandra until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant crossandra in Zone 4a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant crossandra and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your crossandra may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your crossandra indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -30°F.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 4a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your crossandra 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.