When can I plant Winter Savory in Zone 5a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening 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 the best time to plant winter savory in Zone 5a by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Winter Savory

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

Winter Savory can survive in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant winter savory 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 winter savory and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your winter savory may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your winter savory indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5a is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 5a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your winter savory 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.