When can I plant Bells of Ireland in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

It's possible to estimate when it's the best time to plant bells of ireland by using the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Bells of Ireland

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

Since bells of ireland are barely cold tolerant you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant bells of ireland
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bells of ireland
Probably not a good time to plant bells of ireland

The earliest that you can plant bells of ireland 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 bells of ireland and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bells of ireland may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your bells of ireland indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your bells of ireland 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.