When can I plant Aubretia in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant aubretia in Zone 2b by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Aubretia

Frost tolerance for aubretia: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Aubretia do well in cold which tells us that you can start planting them much earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant aubretia in Zone 2b 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 aubretia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your aubretia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your aubretia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2b. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your aubretia in the event of 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.