When can I plant Lotus Vine in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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 determine when it's the best time to plant lotus vine by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lotus Vine

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

Lotus Vine do ok in mild cold which means that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant lotus vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant lotus vine
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The earliest that you can plant lotus vine 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 lotus vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your lotus vine may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your lotus vine indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Zone 7a. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a may not be accurate from year to year 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 prepared to protect your lotus vine in the event of 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.