When can I plant Aurinia in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 2a it's possible to estimate when it's the best time to plant aurinia.


Planting Calendar for Aurinia

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

Since aurinia do well in cold you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant aurinia 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 aurinia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your aurinia may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your aurinia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 so always be ready to protect your aurinia 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.