When can I plant Gazania 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 4b should be used to estimate when it's possible to plant gazania.


Planting Calendar for Gazania

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

Gazania tend to make it in mild cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant gazania
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant gazania
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The earliest that you can plant gazania 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 gazania and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your gazania may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your gazania indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

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.

Always keep in mind 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 we get a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your gazania in the event of 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.