When can I plant Gloriosa Daisy in Zone 5b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 5b should be reviewed to determine when it's the best time to plant gloriosa daisy.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Daisy

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

Since gloriosa daisy are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant gloriosa daisy in Zone 5b 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 gloriosa daisy and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your gloriosa daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your gloriosa daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5b and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your gloriosa daisy if we have a 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.