When can I plant Crossandra in Zone 4b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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 determine when it's the best time to plant crossandra in Zone 4b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Crossandra

Frost tolerance for crossandra: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

You should not plant crossandra until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant crossandra in Zone 4b is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant crossandra and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your crossandra may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your crossandra indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

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 is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to protect your crossandra if we have a 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.