When can I plant Violets in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 7a can be reffered to in order to estimate when it's a good idea to plant violets.


Planting Calendar for Violets

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

Violets can survive in some cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant violets 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 violets and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your violets may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your violets indoors is a great way to get them started 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary 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 violets if we have 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.