When can I plant Fuchsia in Zone 7a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to figure out when you can plant fuchsia by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Fuchsia

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

Fuchsia are not cold tolerant which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Zone 7a. We can expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to protect your fuchsia if we have 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.