When can I plant Brunfelsia in Zone 7b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant brunfelsia in Zone 7b should be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Brunfelsia

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

Brunfelsia require warm weather which tells us that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant brunfelsia
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The earliest that you can plant brunfelsia 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 brunfelsia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your brunfelsia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your brunfelsia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of 5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your brunfelsia 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.