When can I plant Torenia 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to determine when it's a good idea to plant torenia by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Torenia

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

Torenia require warm weather which means that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant torenia 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 torenia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your torenia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your torenia indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 7a. We should expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind 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 will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your torenia in the event of 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.