When can I plant Polygonums 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 estimating when it's a good idea to plant polygonums is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Polygonums

Frost tolerance for polygonums: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

You should not plant polygonums until after the last frost because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant polygonums 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 polygonums and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your polygonums may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your polygonums 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. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your polygonums 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.