When can I plant Summer Savory in Zone 5a

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

You can estimate when it's a good idea to plant summer savory in Zone 5a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Summer Savory

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

You can plant summer savory a bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant summer savory 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 summer savory and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your summer savory may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your summer savory 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. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -20°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate 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 last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your summer savory if we have 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.