When can I plant Trifolium in Zone 5b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of determining when it's the best time to plant trifolium is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 5b.


Planting Calendar for Trifolium

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

Trifolium do well in a tiny bit of cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant trifolium
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant trifolium
Probably not a good time to plant trifolium

The earliest that you can plant trifolium 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 trifolium and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your trifolium may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your trifolium indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your trifolium 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.