When can I plant Sanvitalia in Zone 5a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 5a it's possible to figure out when it's possible to plant sanvitalia.


Planting Calendar for Sanvitalia

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

Sanvitalia tend to make it in a tiny bit of cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sanvitalia 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 sanvitalia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your sanvitalia may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your sanvitalia indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 5a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -20°F.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is 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 last frost occurs after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your sanvitalia in the event of 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.