When can I plant Bachelor Buttons in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when you can plant bachelor buttons in Zone 2a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bachelor Buttons

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

You can plant bachelor buttons just a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on May 15 in Zone 2a. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate 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 it frosts late in the year after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your bachelor buttons 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.