When can I plant Celosia in Zone 2a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

One way of figuring out when it's the best time to plant celosia is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Celosia

Frost tolerance for celosia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since celosia are not cold tolerant you have to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant celosia
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant celosia
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The earliest that you can plant celosia 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 celosia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your celosia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your celosia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2a. We can expect an average low temperature of -50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to protect your celosia in the event of 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.