When can I plant Creeping Zinnia in Zone 4b

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.

One way of getting a good idea when it's possible to plant creeping zinnia is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 4b.


Planting Calendar for Creeping Zinnia

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

Creeping Zinnia do well in very little cold which tells us that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant creeping zinnia 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 creeping zinnia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your creeping zinnia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your creeping zinnia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 4b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to protect your creeping zinnia 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.