When can I plant Cerastium in Zone 7b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant cerastium in Zone 7b can be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Cerastium

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

Since cerastium are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant cerastium 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 cerastium and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your cerastium may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your cerastium indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of 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.

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 is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7b we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your cerastium 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.