When can I plant Doronicum in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 7a it's a good idea to determine when it's a good idea to plant doronicum.


Planting Calendar for Doronicum

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

Since doronicum are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant doronicum 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 doronicum and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your doronicum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your doronicum indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 7a. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your doronicum 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.