When can I plant Winter Savory in Zone 4a

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

You can figure out when it's possible to plant winter savory in Zone 4a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Winter Savory

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

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

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 4a. It might get as low as -30°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 4a is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your winter savory 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.