When can I plant Alstromeria in Zone 7a

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.

The earliest that you can plant alstromeria in Zone 7a can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Alstromeria

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

Alstromeria are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant alstromeria 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 alstromeria and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your alstromeria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your alstromeria indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7a there is a last frost after April 15 so always be ready to protect your alstromeria if we have a surprise 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.