When can I plant Diascia 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.

The first opportunity to plant diascia in Zone 7a should be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Diascia

Frost tolerance for diascia: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Diascia do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant diascia 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 diascia and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your diascia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your diascia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a may not be accurate from year to year 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 cover your diascia 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.