When can I plant Salsify in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant salsify in Zone 2a should be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Salsify

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

You can plant salsify slightly earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant salsify 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 salsify and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your salsify may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your salsify indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -50°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a we get a frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your salsify 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.