When can I plant Sutera in Zone 7b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of figuring out when to plant sutera is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 7b.


Planting Calendar for Sutera

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

Sutera can survive in very little cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes 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 sutera if we have 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.