When can I plant Painted Daisies in Zone 4a

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

It's possible to determine when to plant painted daisies by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 4a.


Planting Calendar for Painted Daisies

Frost tolerance for painted daisies: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant painted daisies a little bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant painted daisies 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 painted daisies and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your painted daisies may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your painted daisies indoors.

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 is just an average 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 protect your painted daisies 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.