When can I plant Heuchera in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

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


Planting Calendar for Heuchera

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

Heuchera do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant heuchera 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 heuchera and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your heuchera may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your heuchera indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -50°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your heuchera 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.