When can I plant Plectranthus 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 determine when it's a good idea to plant plectranthus in Zone 7b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Plectranthus

Frost tolerance for plectranthus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Plectranthus require warm weather which means that you must wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant plectranthus 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 plectranthus and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your plectranthus may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your plectranthus indoors.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your plectranthus in the event of 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.