When can I plant Polka Dot Plant in Zone 7a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 7a it's possible to estimate when to plant polka dot plant.


Planting Calendar for Polka Dot Plant

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

It's probably not a good idea to plant polka dot plant until after the last frost because they require warm weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your polka dot plant if we have 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.