When can I plant Anemone in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 2a can be looked at to figure out when to plant anemone.


Planting Calendar for Anemone

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

Anemone are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can get them planted earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant anemone 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 anemone and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your anemone may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your anemone indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2a. We should expect an average low temperature of -50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to protect your anemone if we have a surprise late frost.

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.