When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 2a you can figure out when it's the best time to plant sweetscented bedstraw by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

Frost tolerance for sweetscented bedstraw: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Sweetscented Bedstraw do ok in moderate cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Probably not a good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw 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 sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your sweetscented bedstraw indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on 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 is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your sweetscented bedstraw 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.