When can I plant Painted Daisies 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 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 to plant painted daisies by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Painted Daisies

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

You can plant painted daisies a little earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant painted daisies 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 painted daisies and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your painted daisies may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your painted daisies indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 0°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your painted daisies 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.