When can I plant Firebush in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 2a you will be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant firebush.


Planting Calendar for Firebush

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

Since firebush are not cold tolerant it's important to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant firebush
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant firebush
Probably not a good time to plant firebush

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. 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 is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your firebush 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.