When can I plant Angelonia 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.

You can estimate when to plant angelonia in Zone 2a by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Angelonia

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

You can plant angelonia a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant angelonia in Zone 2a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant angelonia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your angelonia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your angelonia indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -50°F.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2a we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your angelonia in the event of 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.