When can I plant Candytuft in Zone 2a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our 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.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant candytuft in Zone 2a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Candytuft

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

Candytuft are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it 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 candytuft 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.