When can I plant Anise in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. 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 getting a good idea when it's the best time to plant anise is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Anise

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

Anise can survive in some cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant anise 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 anise and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your anise may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your anise indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

It's important 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 it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your anise in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.