When can I plant Euphorbia in Zone 7b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant euphorbia in Zone 7b can be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Euphorbia

Frost tolerance for euphorbia: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant euphorbia slightly earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant euphorbia in Zone 7b is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant euphorbia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your euphorbia may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your euphorbia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your euphorbia 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.