When can I plant Armeria in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

You can estimate when it's the best time to plant armeria in Zone 7a by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Armeria

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

Armeria do ok in a bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them much earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7a there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your armeria in the event of 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.