When can I plant Vinca Vine in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant vinca vine in Zone 2a should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Vinca Vine

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

Since vinca vine are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a we get a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your vinca vine 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.