When can I plant Sedum 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 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 sedum in Zone 2a should be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sedum

Frost tolerance for sedum: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Sedum do well in cold which means that you can start planting them much earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

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

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.

Always keep in mind 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your sedum in the event of 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.