When can I plant Vinca Vine in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant vinca vine in Zone 7a should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Vinca Vine

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

Since vinca vine do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant vinca vine 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 vinca vine and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your vinca vine may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your vinca vine indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important 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 is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your vinca vine in the event of a 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.