When can I plant Bachelor Buttons in Zone 7b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The first chance to plant bachelor buttons in Zone 7b can be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bachelor Buttons

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

Bachelor Buttons do ok in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant bachelor buttons
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bachelor buttons
Probably not a good time to plant bachelor buttons

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. 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 not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your bachelor buttons if we have a 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.