When can I plant Candytuft 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.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 2b you will be able to determine when it's a good idea to plant candytuft.


Planting Calendar for Candytuft

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

You can plant candytuft a little bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant candytuft 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 candytuft and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your candytuft may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your candytuft indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2b. We can expect an average low temperature of -45°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to cover your candytuft if we have a 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.