When can I plant Sanvitalia in Zone 2a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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 earliest that you can plant sanvitalia in Zone 2a can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sanvitalia

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

Sanvitalia tend to make it in a tiny bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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The earliest that you can plant sanvitalia 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 sanvitalia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your sanvitalia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your sanvitalia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

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 is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your sanvitalia if we have a 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.