When can I plant Schizanthus in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to estimate when it's a good idea to plant schizanthus by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Schizanthus

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

Schizanthus do not do well in cold weather which tells us that you really should wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant schizanthus 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 schizanthus and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your schizanthus may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your schizanthus indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2b. It might get as low as -45°F during 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 changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b it frosts late in the year after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your schizanthus 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.