When can I plant Crassula in Zone 7b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

You can determine when it's a good idea to plant crassula in Zone 7b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Crassula

Frost tolerance for crassula: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Crassula do not do well in cold weather which tells us that you have 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 crassula
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant crassula
Probably not a good time to plant crassula

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7b is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your crassula if we have a surprise 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.