When can I plant Gypsophila in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 2b it's possible to estimate when it's the best time to plant gypsophila.


Planting Calendar for Gypsophila

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

Since gypsophila do well in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant gypsophila 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 gypsophila and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your gypsophila may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your gypsophila indoors is a great way to get them started a few 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.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to cover your gypsophila 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.