When can I plant Statice in Zone 2b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

The best time to plant statice in Zone 2b should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Statice

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

Statice can survive in a little bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant statice
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant statice
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The earliest that you can plant statice 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 statice and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your statice may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your statice indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your statice 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.