When can I plant Bellis in Zone 4b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 4b you should be able to figure out when it's possible to plant bellis.


Planting Calendar for Bellis

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

Bellis tend to make it in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -25°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to protect your bellis 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.