When can I plant Aubretia in Zone 2a

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

It's possible to figure out when to plant aubretia by using the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Aubretia

Frost tolerance for aubretia: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Aubretia do well in cold which tells us that you can start planting them much earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant aubretia 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 aubretia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your aubretia may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your aubretia indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -50°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your aubretia in the event of a 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.