When can I plant Achillea in Zone 7a

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

You can figure out when it's possible to plant achillea in Zone 7a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Achillea

Frost tolerance for achillea: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Achillea are very cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them much earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant achillea in Zone 7a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant achillea and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your achillea may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your achillea indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your achillea if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low0°F
Highest Expected Low5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 0°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 5°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7a.