When can I plant Bloodleaf in Zone 7a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

The first chance to plant bloodleaf in Zone 7a can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bloodleaf

Frost tolerance for bloodleaf: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since bloodleaf do not do well in cold weather it's important to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant bloodleaf 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 bloodleaf and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bloodleaf may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your bloodleaf indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your bloodleaf in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.