When can I plant Napa Valley Fern in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to estimate when it's possible to plant napa valley fern by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Napa Valley Fern

Frost tolerance for napa valley fern: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

It's not a good idea to plant napa valley fern until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

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The earliest that you can plant napa valley fern 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 napa valley fern and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your napa valley fern may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your napa valley fern indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2b. We should expect an average low temperature of -45°F in 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your napa valley fern 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.