When can I plant Snapdragons 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 best time to plant snapdragons in Zone 2b can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Snapdragons

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

Snapdragons do well in moderate cold which means that you can start planting them earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant snapdragons 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 snapdragons and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your snapdragons may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your snapdragons indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average 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 it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your snapdragons in the event of 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.