When can I plant Heuchera 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.

It's a good idea to figure out when it's possible to plant heuchera by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 4b.


Planting Calendar for Heuchera

Frost tolerance for heuchera: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Heuchera do well in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant heuchera 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 heuchera and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your heuchera may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your heuchera indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4b. In the coldest months of winter we can 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. Half of the time in Zone 4b it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your heuchera 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.