When can I plant Lisianthus 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.

In Zone 7a you can figure out when it's the best time to plant lisianthus by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lisianthus

Frost tolerance for lisianthus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since lisianthus do not do well in cold weather you need to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant lisianthus 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 lisianthus and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your lisianthus may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your lisianthus indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your lisianthus 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.