When can I plant Bacopa in Zone 7b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant bacopa is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 7b.


Planting Calendar for Bacopa

Frost tolerance for bacopa: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant bacopa a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

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

The last month that you can plant bacopa and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bacopa may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your bacopa indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Zone 7b. We should 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 is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your bacopa 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.