When can I plant Streptocarpella 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.

You should be able to estimate when it's a good idea to plant streptocarpella by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Streptocarpella

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

Streptocarpella are not cold tolerant which tells us that you must wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit 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 cover your streptocarpella 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.