When can I plant Iceland Poppy in Zone 4b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant iceland poppy is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 4b.


Planting Calendar for Iceland Poppy

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

Iceland Poppy tend to make it in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant iceland poppy 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 iceland poppy and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your iceland poppy may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your iceland poppy indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on 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 an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your iceland poppy 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.