When can I plant Steirodiscus in Zone 5a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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 will be able to estimate when it's possible to plant steirodiscus by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 5a.


Planting Calendar for Steirodiscus

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

Since steirodiscus do ok in moderate cold you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant steirodiscus 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 steirodiscus and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your steirodiscus may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your steirodiscus indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 5a. We can 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 will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your steirodiscus 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.