When can I plant Cerastium in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to estimate when it's possible to plant cerastium by using the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Cerastium

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

Cerastium do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant cerastium 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 cerastium and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your cerastium may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your cerastium indoors.

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.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your cerastium in the event of 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.