When can I plant Crassula in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 7a it's possible to determine when to plant crassula.


Planting Calendar for Crassula

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

Since crassula do not do well in cold weather it is important to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant crassula 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 crassula and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your crassula may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your crassula indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 7a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 0°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a is just an average 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 crassula 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.