When can I plant Asparagus Fern in Zone 7b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our 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.

You can determine when it's a good idea to plant asparagus fern in Zone 7b by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus Fern

Frost tolerance for asparagus fern: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You can not plant asparagus fern until after the last frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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A good time to plant asparagus fern
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant asparagus fern
Probably not a good time to plant asparagus fern

The earliest that you can plant asparagus fern in Zone 7b is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant asparagus fern and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your asparagus fern may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your asparagus fern indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 7b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 5°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7b there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your asparagus fern if we have 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.