When can I plant Statice in Zone 5a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden 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 opportunity to plant statice in Zone 5a can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Statice

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

Statice do well in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant statice 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 statice and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your statice may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your statice indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 5a. It might get as low as -20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5a and it 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 statice in the event of 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.