When can I plant Bower Vine in Zone 5a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when it's a good idea to plant bower vine in Zone 5a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bower Vine

Frost tolerance for bower vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Bower Vine are not cold tolerant which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant bower vine 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 bower vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bower vine may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your bower vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 5a. We can expect an average low temperature of -20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 5a is not always accurate 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 bower vine 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.