When can I plant Nasturtium in Zone 2a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. 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 read to estimate when you can plant nasturtium.


Planting Calendar for Nasturtium

Frost tolerance for nasturtium: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Nasturtium require warm weather which means that you have to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nasturtium 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 nasturtium and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your nasturtium may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your nasturtium 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. 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 there is a last frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your nasturtium 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.