When can I plant Missouri Primrose in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 2b it's a good idea to estimate when it's possible to plant missouri primrose.


Planting Calendar for Missouri Primrose

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

Missouri Primrose tend to make it in some cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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The earliest that you can plant missouri primrose 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 missouri primrose and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your missouri primrose may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your missouri primrose indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed 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 an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your missouri primrose 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.