When can I plant Scabiosa in Zone 2b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to determine when it's possible to plant scabiosa by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Scabiosa

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

Since scabiosa are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant scabiosa 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 scabiosa and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your scabiosa may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your scabiosa indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to cover your scabiosa if we have 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.