When can I plant Daylily 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.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 4a you will be able to determine when it's possible to plant daylily.


Planting Calendar for Daylily

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

Daylily are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant daylily 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 daylily and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your daylily may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your daylily indoors is a great way to get them started 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to protect your daylily 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.