When can I plant Missouri Primrose 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.

You can estimate when it's possible to plant missouri primrose in Zone 7b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Missouri Primrose

Frost tolerance for missouri primrose: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since missouri primrose are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The last month that you can plant missouri primrose and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your missouri primrose may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your missouri primrose indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your missouri primrose 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.