When can I plant Sanvitalia in Zone 4b

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

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 4b it's possible to determine when it's possible to plant sanvitalia.


Planting Calendar for Sanvitalia

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

You can plant sanvitalia slightly earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on May 15 in Zone 4b. It might get as low as -25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4b is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your sanvitalia 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.