When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw 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.

You can estimate when it's the best time to plant sweetscented bedstraw in Zone 4a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

Frost tolerance for sweetscented bedstraw: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Sweetscented Bedstraw are barely cold tolerant which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw in Zone 4a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your sweetscented bedstraw indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your sweetscented bedstraw if we have 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.