When can I plant Chocolate Daisy in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 7a can be reffered to in order to determine when it's possible to plant chocolate daisy.


Planting Calendar for Chocolate Daisy

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

Chocolate Daisy do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant chocolate daisy
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant chocolate daisy
Probably not a good time to plant chocolate daisy

The earliest that you can plant chocolate daisy 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 chocolate daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your chocolate daisy may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your chocolate daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your chocolate daisy 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.