When can I plant Bower Vine 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.

A way of getting a good idea when it's possible to plant bower vine is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Bower Vine

Frost tolerance for bower vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since bower vine are not cold tolerant it's necessary to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant bower vine 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 bower vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bower vine may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your bower vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind 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 bower vine if we have 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.