When can I plant Fanflower in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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.

In Zone 2b you can estimate when it's a good idea to plant fanflower by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Fanflower

Frost tolerance for fanflower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since fanflower require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant fanflower 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 fanflower and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your fanflower may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your fanflower indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your fanflower if we have a surprise 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.