When can I plant Veronica in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when it's a good idea to plant veronica in Zone 2a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Veronica

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

Veronica are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant veronica 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 veronica and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your veronica may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your veronica 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. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your veronica 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.