When can I plant Forget-Me-Not in Zone 2b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of getting a good idea when it's the best time to plant forget-me-not is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Forget-Me-Not

Frost tolerance for forget-me-not: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant forget-me-not a little earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant forget-me-not
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant forget-me-not
Probably not a good time to plant forget-me-not

The earliest that you can plant forget-me-not 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 forget-me-not and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your forget-me-not may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your forget-me-not indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on May 15 in Zone 2b. 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 will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your forget-me-not 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.