When can I plant Trachelium in Zone 7a

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

It's possible to figure out when to plant trachelium by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Trachelium

Frost tolerance for trachelium: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Trachelium require warm weather which means that you need to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant trachelium 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 trachelium and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your trachelium may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your trachelium indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 7a. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes 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 trachelium 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.