When can I plant Lithospermum in Zone 7a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when you can plant lithospermum in Zone 7a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lithospermum

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

Since lithospermum are not cold tolerant it's necessary to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant lithospermum 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 lithospermum and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your lithospermum may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your lithospermum indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 7a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 0°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your lithospermum 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.