When can I plant Polygonums in Zone 7b

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

One way of getting a good idea when it's the best time to plant polygonums is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 7b.


Planting Calendar for Polygonums

Frost tolerance for polygonums: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Polygonums are not cold tolerant which tells us that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant polygonums 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 polygonums and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your polygonums may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your polygonums indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7b and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7b last frost occurs after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your polygonums if we have a 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.