When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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.

A way of making a decision about when to plant sweetscented bedstraw is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

Frost tolerance for sweetscented bedstraw: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Sweetscented Bedstraw tend to make it in a tiny bit of cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw 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 sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your sweetscented bedstraw indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

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.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b it frosts late in the year after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your sweetscented bedstraw 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.