When can I plant Feverfew in Zone 5a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of figuring out when to plant feverfew is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 5a.


Planting Calendar for Feverfew

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

Feverfew are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant feverfew 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 feverfew and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your feverfew may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your feverfew indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 5a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -20°F.

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 is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 5a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your feverfew in the event of 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.