When can I plant Anagallis in Zone 8a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when you can plant anagallis in Zone 8a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Anagallis

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

Anagallis do ok in very little cold which tells us that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant anagallis in Zone 8a 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 anagallis and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your anagallis may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your anagallis indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8a the average date of last frost happens on March 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your anagallis in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low10°F
Highest Expected Low15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8a.