When can I plant Oxalis in Zone 4a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 4a you can estimate when to plant oxalis by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Oxalis

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

Oxalis do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant oxalis
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant oxalis
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The earliest that you can plant oxalis 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 oxalis and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your oxalis may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your oxalis 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 can expect an average low temperature of -30°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4a and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so always be ready to cover your oxalis if we have a 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.