When can I plant Bleeding Hearts in Zone 4b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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.

You can estimate when to plant bleeding hearts in Zone 4b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bleeding Hearts

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

Bleeding Hearts are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which means that you can start planting them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant bleeding hearts
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bleeding hearts
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The earliest that you can plant bleeding hearts in Zone 4b 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 bleeding hearts and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bleeding hearts may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your bleeding hearts indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4b. We should expect an average low temperature of -25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 4b is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your bleeding hearts if we have one of those late frosts.

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.