When can I plant Euphorbia in Zone 2a

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

The first opportunity to plant euphorbia in Zone 2a should be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Euphorbia

Frost tolerance for euphorbia: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

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

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

The earliest that you can plant euphorbia 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 euphorbia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your euphorbia may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your euphorbia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -50°F.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your euphorbia 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.