When can I plant Felicia Daisy in Zone 5b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 5b you should be able to determine when to plant felicia daisy.


Planting Calendar for Felicia Daisy

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

Felicia Daisy do ok in some cold which means that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant felicia daisy
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant felicia daisy
Probably not a good time to plant felicia daisy

The earliest that you can plant felicia daisy in Zone 5b 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 felicia daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your felicia daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your felicia daisy indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5b. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5b is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your felicia daisy if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 5b.