When can I plant Brunfelsia in Zone 2b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

You can estimate when you can plant brunfelsia in Zone 2b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Brunfelsia

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

Brunfelsia do not do well in cold weather which tells us that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant brunfelsia
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The earliest that you can plant brunfelsia 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 brunfelsia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your brunfelsia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your brunfelsia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your brunfelsia 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.