When can I plant Lotus Vine 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 2a it's possible to figure out when to plant lotus vine.


Planting Calendar for Lotus Vine

Frost tolerance for lotus vine: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Lotus Vine do ok in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant lotus vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant lotus vine
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The earliest that you can plant lotus vine 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 lotus vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lotus vine may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your lotus vine indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2a. We can expect an average low temperature of -50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your lotus vine 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.