When can I plant Asparagus Fern in Zone 7a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 7a you will be able to determine when it's the best time to plant asparagus fern.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus Fern

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

Since asparagus fern do not do well in cold weather you need to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus fern 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 asparagus fern and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your asparagus fern may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your asparagus fern indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it 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 asparagus fern 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.