When can I plant Stevia 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 2a you should be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant stevia.


Planting Calendar for Stevia

Frost tolerance for stevia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

You really shouldn't plant stevia until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant stevia 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 stevia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your stevia may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your stevia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your stevia 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.