When can I plant Forget-Me-Not in Zone 4b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

The first chance to plant forget-me-not in Zone 4b should be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Forget-Me-Not

Frost tolerance for forget-me-not: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Forget-Me-Not do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant forget-me-not
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant forget-me-not
Probably not a good time to plant forget-me-not

The earliest that you can plant forget-me-not 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 forget-me-not and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your forget-me-not may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your forget-me-not indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 4b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 4b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your forget-me-not 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.