When can I plant Sweet Woodruff in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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 first chance to plant sweet woodruff in Zone 2a should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Woodruff

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

You can plant sweet woodruff a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet woodruff 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 woodruff and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your sweet woodruff may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your sweet woodruff indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to cover your sweet woodruff if we have 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.