When can I plant Verbena in Zone 4a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant verbena in Zone 4a should be figured out by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Verbena

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

Verbena do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant verbena
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The earliest that you can plant verbena 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 verbena and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your verbena may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your verbena indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -30°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 4a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4a last frost occurs after May 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your verbena 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.