When can I plant Iberis in Zone 2a

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

The USDA zone info for Zone 2a can be read to estimate when it's a good idea to plant iberis.


Planting Calendar for Iberis

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

Iberis do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant iberis 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 iberis and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your iberis may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your iberis indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate 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 just be sure to be ready to protect your iberis if we have a 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.