When can I plant Abutilon in Zone 2b

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.

A way of determining when it's possible to plant abutilon is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

Frost tolerance for abutilon: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Abutilon do not do well in cold weather which tells us that you really should wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Zone 2b 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 abutilon and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your abutilon may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your abutilon indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2b. We can expect an average low temperature of -45°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 so always be ready to cover your abutilon if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-45°F
Highest Expected Low-40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2b.