When can I plant Larkspur in Zone 4b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when you can plant larkspur in Zone 4b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Larkspur

Frost tolerance for larkspur: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant larkspur a lot earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant larkspur 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 larkspur and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your larkspur may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your larkspur indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -25°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 4b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4b there is a last frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your larkspur 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.