When can I plant Primroses in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

The best time to plant primroses in Zone 2b can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Primroses

Frost tolerance for primroses: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Primroses do ok in a bit of cold which means that you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant primroses
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant primroses
Probably not a good time to plant primroses

The earliest that you can plant primroses 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 primroses and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your primroses may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your primroses indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to 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 we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your primroses 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.