When can I plant Sanvitalia 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant sanvitalia in Zone 5b can be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sanvitalia

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

You can plant sanvitalia just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sanvitalia 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 sanvitalia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sanvitalia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your sanvitalia 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 can expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 5b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your sanvitalia 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.