When can I plant Gypsophila in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

A way of figuring out when it's a good idea to plant gypsophila is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Gypsophila

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

Gypsophila are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant gypsophila 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 gypsophila and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your gypsophila may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your gypsophila indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your gypsophila in the event of a 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.