Frost & Your Garden

Frost Tolerant & Sensitive Annuals:

Some annuals do well in near frost or frost conditions. For early and late color in your garden you can try some of these frost tolerant annuals.

Frost Tolerant Annuals:

  • Centaurea
  • Dianthus
  • Dracaena
  • Dusty Miller
  • Kale
  • Pansy
  • Petunia
  • Snapdragon
  • Viola

Of course conversely, there are annuals that are not conducive to cold conditions and care should be taken when considering when to plant. In Calgary the risk of frost can be as late as the beginning of June. Take note of the weather before planting these frost sensitive annuals.

Frost Sensitive Annuals:

  • Ageratum
  • Amaranthus
  • Begonia
  • Dahlia
  • Gazania
  • Geranium
  • Impatiens
  • Lantana
  • Lavatera
  • Marigold
  • Mesembryanthemum
  • Portulaca
  • Statice
  • Strawflower
  • Verbena Zinnia