When can I plant Winter Savory in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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 estimate when it's a good idea to plant winter savory by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Winter Savory

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

You can plant winter savory just 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 winter savory
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant winter savory
Probably not a good time to plant winter savory

The earliest that you can plant winter savory 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 winter savory and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your winter savory may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your winter savory indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your winter savory in the event of a surprise 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.