When can I plant Purple Bell Vines in Zone 5a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant purple bell vines in Zone 5a can be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Purple Bell Vines

Frost tolerance for purple bell vines: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Purple Bell Vines do ok in moderate cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant purple bell vines
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant purple bell vines
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The earliest that you can plant purple bell vines in Zone 5a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant purple bell vines and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your purple bell vines may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your purple bell vines indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 5a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We should expect an average low temperature of -20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average 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 just be sure to be ready to cover your purple bell vines in the event of 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.