When can I plant Painted Daisies in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

A common way of making a decision about when you can plant painted daisies is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Painted Daisies

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

Since painted daisies do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant painted daisies 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 painted daisies and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your painted daisies may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your painted daisies indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them 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 our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 so always be ready to cover your painted daisies 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.