When can I plant Dipladenia in Zone 7b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 7b you should be able to figure out when you can plant dipladenia.


Planting Calendar for Dipladenia

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

Dipladenia are not cold tolerant which means that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant dipladenia 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 dipladenia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dipladenia may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your dipladenia indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7b is just 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 dipladenia in the event of 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.