When can I plant Baby's Breath in Zone 7b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the 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.

One way of estimating when to plant baby's breath is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 7b.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

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

Since baby's breath are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant baby's breath
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby's breath
Probably not a good time to plant baby's breath

The earliest that you can plant baby's breath 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 baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your baby's breath may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your baby's breath indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last 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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7b is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7b last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your baby's breath in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.