When can I plant Regal Geranium in Zone 7b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 7b you can figure out when you can plant regal geranium by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Regal Geranium

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

You can plant regal geranium slightly earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant regal geranium
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant regal geranium
Probably not a good time to plant regal geranium

The earliest that you can plant regal geranium 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 regal geranium and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your regal geranium may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your regal geranium indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit 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 just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7b we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your regal geranium 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.