When can I plant Lemon grass in Zone 7b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when you can plant lemon grass in Zone 7b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lemon grass

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

Lemon grass do well in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant lemon grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant lemon grass
Probably not a good time to plant lemon grass

The earliest that you can plant lemon grass 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 lemon grass and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your lemon grass may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your lemon grass indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7b and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7b last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your lemon grass 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.