When can I plant Vinca Vine in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. 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 getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant vinca vine is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Vinca Vine

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

Vinca Vine do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant vinca vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant vinca vine
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The earliest that you can plant vinca vine 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 vinca vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your vinca vine may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your vinca vine indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2b. We should expect an average low temperature of -45°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary 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 ready to cover your vinca vine 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.