When can I plant Veronica in Zone 2b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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.

You can figure out when it's the best time to plant veronica in Zone 2b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Veronica

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

Veronica do well in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant veronica 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 veronica and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your veronica may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your veronica indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Keep in mind 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 changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your veronica 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.