When can I plant Geum in Zone 7b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 7b it's possible to determine when to plant geum.


Planting Calendar for Geum

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

Geum do ok in a tiny bit of cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant geum 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 geum and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your geum may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your geum 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 can expect an average low temperature of 5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your geum if we have 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.