When can I plant Missouri Primrose 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 first opportunity to plant missouri primrose in Zone 2a can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Missouri Primrose

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

Missouri Primrose are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can start planting them earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant missouri primrose 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 missouri primrose and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your missouri primrose may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your missouri primrose indoors is a great way to get them started a few 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.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your missouri primrose if we have 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.