When can I plant Ageratum in Zone 7a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

A way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant ageratum is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Ageratum

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

Ageratum require warm weather which tells us that you must wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant ageratum in Zone 7a 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 ageratum and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your ageratum may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your ageratum indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7a. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your ageratum in the event of 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.