When can I plant Mecardonia in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

The earliest that you can plant mecardonia in Zone 7a can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Mecardonia

Frost tolerance for mecardonia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since mecardonia do not do well in cold weather you must wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant mecardonia 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 mecardonia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your mecardonia may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your mecardonia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your mecardonia 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.