When can I plant Daylily 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 2b can be looked at to estimate when to plant daylily.


Planting Calendar for Daylily

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

Daylily can survive in some cold which means that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your daylily 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.