When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw in Zone 7b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw in Zone 7b should be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

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

Sweetscented Bedstraw are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw 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 sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your sweetscented bedstraw indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your sweetscented bedstraw in the event of 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.