When can I plant Chamomile in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when to plant chamomile in Zone 2b by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chamomile

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

You can plant chamomile a little earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant chamomile 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 chamomile and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your chamomile may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your chamomile indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2b. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your chamomile 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.