When can I plant Dahlberg Daisy 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 5a should be read to determine when it's a good idea to plant dahlberg daisy.


Planting Calendar for Dahlberg Daisy

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

Since dahlberg daisy do not do well in cold weather you must wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant dahlberg daisy 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 dahlberg daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your dahlberg daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your dahlberg daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

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 USDA zone info for Zone 5a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your dahlberg daisy 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.