When can I plant Thunbergia in Zone 4b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

The first opportunity to plant thunbergia in Zone 4b can be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Thunbergia

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

Since thunbergia are not cold tolerant it is important to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant thunbergia 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 thunbergia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your thunbergia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your thunbergia indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 4b. We should expect an average low temperature of -25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to protect your thunbergia 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.