When can I plant Livingstone Daisy in Zone 4a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when it's possible to plant livingstone daisy is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 4a.


Planting Calendar for Livingstone Daisy

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

Since livingstone daisy require warm weather it is important to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant livingstone daisy 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 livingstone daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your livingstone daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your livingstone daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4a. We can expect an average low temperature of -30°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 4a may not be accurate from year to year and 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 cover your livingstone daisy 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.