When can I plant Yarrow 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.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant yarrow in Zone 7a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Yarrow

Frost tolerance for yarrow: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Yarrow do well in cold which tells us that you can start planting them much earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant yarrow 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 yarrow and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your yarrow may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your yarrow indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is 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 is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your yarrow 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.