When can I plant Angelonia in Zone 5a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 5a it's a good idea to determine when it's the best time to plant angelonia.


Planting Calendar for Angelonia

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

Since angelonia do ok in moderate cold you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant angelonia in Zone 5a 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 angelonia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your angelonia may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your angelonia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 5a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 5a is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 5a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your angelonia if we have 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.