When can I plant Scabiosa in Zone 2a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of getting a good idea when you can plant scabiosa is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Scabiosa

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

Scabiosa are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can get them planted earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant scabiosa 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 scabiosa and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your scabiosa may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your scabiosa indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 so always be ready to cover your scabiosa 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.