When can I plant Statice in Zone 4a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

The earliest that you can plant statice in Zone 4a should be figured out by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Statice

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

Since statice do well in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant statice
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant statice
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The earliest that you can plant statice 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 statice and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your statice may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your statice 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. It might get as low as -30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a last frost occurs after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your statice 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.