When can I plant Livingstone Daisy in Zone 5b

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

In Zone 5b you can estimate when it's the best time to plant livingstone daisy by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Livingstone Daisy

Frost tolerance for livingstone daisy: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Livingstone Daisy do not do well in cold weather which means that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant livingstone daisy in Zone 5b is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant livingstone daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your livingstone daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your livingstone daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always 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 5b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 5b there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your livingstone daisy in the event of 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.