When can I plant Anchusa in Zone 7b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of figuring out when to plant anchusa is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 7b.


Planting Calendar for Anchusa

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

Anchusa do ok in quite a bit of cold which means that you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant anchusa in Zone 7b 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 anchusa and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your anchusa may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your anchusa indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of 5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your anchusa in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low5°F
Highest Expected Low10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7b.