When can I plant Painted Daisies in Zone 5a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

You will be able to estimate when you can plant painted daisies by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 5a.


Planting Calendar for Painted Daisies

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

You can plant painted daisies a little bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant painted daisies 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 painted daisies and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your painted daisies may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your painted daisies indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

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 just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5a there is a last frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your painted daisies 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.