When can I plant African Daisy in Zone 5a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's the best time to plant african daisy by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 5a.


Planting Calendar for African Daisy

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

Since african daisy do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant african daisy in Zone 5a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant african daisy and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your african daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your african daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Zone 5a. It might get as low as -20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 5a is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your african daisy in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-20°F
Highest Expected Low-15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 5a.