When can I plant Dipladenia in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 7a should be reviewed to estimate when it's possible to plant dipladenia.


Planting Calendar for Dipladenia

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

You should not plant dipladenia until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant dipladenia 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 dipladenia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your dipladenia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your dipladenia 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. We can 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 there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your dipladenia if we have 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.