When can I plant Marguerite 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 best time to plant marguerite daisy in Zone 5a can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Marguerite Daisy

Frost tolerance for marguerite daisy: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Marguerite Daisy are not cold tolerant which means that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant marguerite 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 marguerite daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your marguerite daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your marguerite daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 5a we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your marguerite 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.