When can I plant Torenia in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when you can plant torenia in Zone 2b by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Torenia

Frost tolerance for torenia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Torenia are not cold tolerant which means that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant torenia 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 torenia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your torenia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your torenia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2b. We can expect an average low temperature of -45°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your torenia in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.