When can I plant Geum in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant geum in Zone 7a should be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Geum

Frost tolerance for geum: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant geum a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant geum in Zone 7a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant geum and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your geum may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your geum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your geum 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.