When can I plant Crossandra in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to estimate when it's possible to plant crossandra by using the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Crossandra

Frost tolerance for crossandra: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Crossandra require warm weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant crossandra 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 crossandra and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your crossandra may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your crossandra indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your crossandra in the event of 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.