When can I plant Shasta Daisys in Zone 2a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our 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.

You can determine when it's possible to plant shasta daisys in Zone 2a by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Shasta Daisys

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

Since shasta daisys do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant shasta daisys
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The earliest that you can plant shasta daisys 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 shasta daisys and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your shasta daisys may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your shasta daisys indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your shasta daisys in the event of 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.