When can I plant Nemesia in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant nemesia by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Nemesia

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

Nemesia require warm weather which tells us that it is important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nemesia 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 nemesia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your nemesia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your nemesia indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 7a. We should expect an average low temperature of 0°F in 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 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 nemesia 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.