When can I plant Bacopa in Zone 5a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant bacopa in Zone 5a should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bacopa

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

Bacopa can survive in some cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5a. We should expect an average low temperature of -20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 5a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 5a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your bacopa if we have 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.