When can I plant Baby's Breath in Zone 4b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to figure out when it's the best time to plant baby's breath by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 4b.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

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

Baby's Breath do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant baby's breath
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby's breath
Probably not a good time to plant baby's breath

The earliest that you can plant baby's breath in Zone 4b 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 baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your baby's breath may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your baby's breath indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 4b there is a last frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your baby's breath if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-25°F
Highest Expected Low-20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4b.