When can I plant Axilflower in Zone 5a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

In Zone 5a you can figure out when it's the best time to plant axilflower by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Axilflower

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

It's probably not a good idea to plant axilflower until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 5a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -20°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5a is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5a we get a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your axilflower in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.