When can I plant Lantana 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 4a can be reffered to in order to determine when to plant lantana.


Planting Calendar for Lantana

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

Since lantana are not cold tolerant it is necessary to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant lantana 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 lantana and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your lantana may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your lantana indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4a. We should expect an average low temperature of -30°F in 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your lantana 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.