When can I plant Gazania in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's possible to plant gazania by using the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Gazania

Frost tolerance for gazania: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Gazania do ok in some cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2b. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

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. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your gazania if we have 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.