When can I plant Violets in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 2b should be read to estimate when you can plant violets.


Planting Calendar for Violets

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

Since violets are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant violets 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 violets and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your violets may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your violets indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. 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 is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your violets if we have 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.