When can I plant Scaevola in Zone 4a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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 getting a good idea when it's the best time to plant scaevola is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 4a.


Planting Calendar for Scaevola

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

It's a bad idea to plant scaevola until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4a. It might get as low as -30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 4a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a we get a frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your scaevola 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.