When can I plant Heuchera in Zone 2b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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.

A common way of getting a good idea when it's the best time to plant heuchera is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Heuchera

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

Heuchera are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant heuchera 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 heuchera and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your heuchera may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your heuchera 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. We should expect an average low temperature of -45°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your heuchera 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.