When can I plant Scaevola in Zone 7b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 7b should be used to estimate when you can plant scaevola.


Planting Calendar for Scaevola

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

Since scaevola require warm weather it's important to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant scaevola 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 scaevola and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your scaevola may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your scaevola indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as 5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to protect your scaevola 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.