When can I plant Bellis in Zone 2b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when you can plant bellis is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Bellis

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

Since bellis do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant bellis 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 bellis and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your bellis may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your bellis 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 should expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your bellis 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.