When can I plant Regal Geranium in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 2b you can figure out when to plant regal geranium by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Regal Geranium

Frost tolerance for regal geranium: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since regal geranium do ok in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant regal geranium 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 regal geranium and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your regal geranium may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your regal geranium indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2b. 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 may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to cover your regal geranium 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.