When can I plant Sweet Woodruff in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 2b you can figure out when to plant sweet woodruff by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Woodruff

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

Since sweet woodruff do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweet woodruff 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 sweet woodruff and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your sweet woodruff may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your sweet woodruff 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. We can expect an average low temperature of -45°F in 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 can change quite a bit 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 sweet woodruff in the event of 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.