When can I plant Myosotis 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.

The first chance to plant myosotis in Zone 5a can be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Myosotis

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

Myosotis tend to make it in some cold which means that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

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.

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 it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your myosotis 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.