When can I plant Artemesia in Zone 7a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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 estimating when it's a good idea to plant artemesia is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Artemesia

Frost tolerance for artemesia: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant artemesia slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant artemesia
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant artemesia
Probably not a good time to plant artemesia

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

The last month that you can plant artemesia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your artemesia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your artemesia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your artemesia 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.