When can I plant African Daisy in Zone 2a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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.

A common way of figuring out when it's a good idea to plant african daisy is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for African Daisy

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

African Daisy can survive in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant african daisy
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The earliest that you can plant african daisy in Zone 2a 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 african daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your african daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your african daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2a. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your african daisy if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.