When can I plant Aubretia in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant aubretia in Zone 7a can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Aubretia

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

Since aubretia are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather you can plant them much earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant aubretia
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The earliest that you can plant aubretia 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 aubretia and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your aubretia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your aubretia 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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your aubretia if we have 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.