When can I plant Scaevola 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.

One way of figuring out when it's a good idea to plant scaevola is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 4b.


Planting Calendar for Scaevola

Frost tolerance for scaevola: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since scaevola are not cold tolerant it's important to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant scaevola in Zone 4b is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant scaevola and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your scaevola may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your scaevola indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we should 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 changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4b there is a last frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your scaevola in the event of 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.