When can I plant Bishop's Weed 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 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 it's a good idea to estimate when to plant bishop's weed.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

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

Since bishop's weed are very cold tolerant you can plant them much earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant bishop's weed
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bishop's weed
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The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed 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 bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bishop's weed may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your bishop's weed indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7a. We should expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7a last frost occurs after April 15 so always be ready to protect your bishop's weed 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.