When can I plant English Daisy in Zone 5a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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.

You can determine when it's the best time to plant english daisy in Zone 5a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for English Daisy

Frost tolerance for english daisy: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant english daisy a little earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant english daisy in Zone 5a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant english daisy and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your english daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your english daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5a. It might get as low as -20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5a there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your english daisy if we have 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.