When can I plant Baby's Breath in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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 referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 2a you should be able to determine when it's the best time to plant baby's breath.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

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

Since baby's breath do well in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant baby's breath
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Probably not a good time to plant baby's breath

The earliest that you can plant baby's breath 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 baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your baby's breath may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your baby's breath 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. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a we get a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your baby's breath 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.