When can I plant Fuchsia in Zone 4a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant fuchsia in Zone 4a can be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Fuchsia

Frost tolerance for fuchsia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

You should not plant fuchsia until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant fuchsia 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 fuchsia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your fuchsia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your fuchsia 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 an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a we get a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your fuchsia if we have 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.