When can I plant Lunaria in Zone 7a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 7a should be used to determine when it's the best time to plant lunaria.


Planting Calendar for Lunaria

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

Since lunaria do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant lunaria 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 lunaria and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your lunaria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your lunaria 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. We should expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your lunaria 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.