When can I plant Sweet Williams 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.

The earliest that you can plant sweet williams in Zone 2a can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Williams

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

You can plant sweet williams a little earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to protect your sweet williams 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.