When can I plant Bellis in Zone 7b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 7b you can figure out when it's the best time to plant bellis by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bellis

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

Since bellis do well in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant bellis 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 bellis and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your bellis may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your bellis indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 7b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 5°F.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your bellis in the event of 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.