When can I plant Morning Glory 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 best time to plant morning glory in Zone 7a can be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Morning Glory

Frost tolerance for morning glory: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You really shouldn't plant morning glory until after the last frost has passed because they require warm weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant morning glory
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant morning glory
Probably not a good time to plant morning glory

The earliest that you can plant morning glory 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 morning glory and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your morning glory may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your morning glory indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7a. It might get as low as 0°F during 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 changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so always be ready to protect your morning glory 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.