When can I plant Blue Lace Flowers in Zone 5a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 5a should be reviewed to estimate when to plant blue lace flowers.


Planting Calendar for Blue Lace Flowers

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

You can plant blue lace flowers a bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant blue lace flowers
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant blue lace flowers
Probably not a good time to plant blue lace flowers

The earliest that you can plant blue lace flowers 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 blue lace flowers and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your blue lace flowers may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your blue lace flowers indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 5a we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your blue lace flowers if we have a 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.