When can I plant Scaevola in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 2b can be looked at to figure out when to plant scaevola.


Planting Calendar for Scaevola

Frost tolerance for scaevola: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

It's probably a bad idea to plant scaevola until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they are not cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your scaevola if we have a 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.