When can I plant Sanvitalia in Zone 7a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant sanvitalia in Zone 7a should be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sanvitalia

Frost tolerance for sanvitalia: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant sanvitalia slightly earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant sanvitalia in Zone 7a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant sanvitalia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sanvitalia may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your sanvitalia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them 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 can expect an average low temperature of 0°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a last frost occurs after April 15 so always be ready to protect your sanvitalia if we have 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.