When can I plant Iceland Poppy in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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 reffered to in order to figure out when it's possible to plant iceland poppy.


Planting Calendar for Iceland Poppy

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

Iceland Poppy tend to make it in mild cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your iceland poppy 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.