When can I plant Shasta Daisys in Zone 5a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to determine when it's the best time to plant shasta daisys by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 5a.


Planting Calendar for Shasta Daisys

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

Since shasta daisys are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant shasta daisys
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant shasta daisys
Probably not a good time to plant shasta daisys

The earliest that you can plant shasta daisys 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 shasta daisys and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your shasta daisys may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your shasta daisys indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -20°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 5a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your shasta daisys if we have a 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.