When can I plant Euphorbia 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.

A common way of estimating when you can plant euphorbia is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 4a.


Planting Calendar for Euphorbia

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

You can plant euphorbia just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant euphorbia 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 euphorbia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your euphorbia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your euphorbia 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 our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4a and it can change quite a bit 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 euphorbia 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.