When can I plant Forget-Me-Not in Zone 4a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 4a can be reviewed to figure out when it's the best time to plant forget-me-not.


Planting Calendar for Forget-Me-Not

Frost tolerance for forget-me-not: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Forget-Me-Not do ok in mild cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant forget-me-not
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant forget-me-not
Probably not a good time to plant forget-me-not

The earliest that you can plant forget-me-not 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 forget-me-not and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your forget-me-not may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your forget-me-not indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is 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 is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 4a there is a last frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your forget-me-not in the event of 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.