When can I plant Matricaria in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

The first opportunity to plant matricaria in Zone 2b can be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Matricaria

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

Matricaria do well in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant matricaria
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant matricaria
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The earliest that you can plant matricaria 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 matricaria and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your matricaria may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your matricaria indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average 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 surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your matricaria in the event of 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.