When can I plant Monkey Flower 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.

You can estimate when it's the best time to plant monkey flower in Zone 2b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Monkey Flower

Frost tolerance for monkey flower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since monkey flower are not cold tolerant you must wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant monkey flower 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 monkey flower and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your monkey flower may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your monkey flower indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on May 15 in Zone 2b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate 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 protect your monkey flower if we have a 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.