When can I plant Myosotis in Zone 2b

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

One way of determining when you can plant myosotis is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Myosotis

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

Myosotis do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant myosotis 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 myosotis and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your myosotis may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your myosotis 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. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your myosotis 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.