When can I plant Jasmine in Zone 5a

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

You can figure out when it's possible to plant jasmine in Zone 5a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Jasmine

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

Since jasmine require warm weather you really should wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on 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 is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5a and it changes 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 jasmine if we have 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.