When can I plant Trifolium in Zone 7a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

The best time to plant trifolium in Zone 7a can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Trifolium

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

Trifolium tend to make it in a tiny bit of cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant trifolium
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant trifolium
Probably not a good time to plant trifolium

The earliest that you can plant trifolium 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 trifolium and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your trifolium may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your trifolium indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your trifolium 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.