When can I plant Galium in Zone 5a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden 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 estimate when to plant galium in Zone 5a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Galium

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

Galium are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 5a is an average 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 cover your galium if we have 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.