When can I plant Lenten Rose 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 should be reffered to in order to figure out when it's a good idea to plant lenten rose.


Planting Calendar for Lenten Rose

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

Lenten Rose are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost 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 protect your lenten rose 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.