When can I plant Pyrethrum in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

The first opportunity to plant pyrethrum in Zone 7a can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Pyrethrum

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

Since pyrethrum are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant pyrethrum 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 pyrethrum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your pyrethrum may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your pyrethrum indoors.

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.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your pyrethrum 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.