When can I plant Angel's Trumpets in Zone 8a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant angel's trumpets in Zone 8a can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Angel's Trumpets

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

Angel's Trumpets do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant angel's trumpets 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 angel's trumpets and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your angel's trumpets may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your angel's trumpets indoors.

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.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get surprised by a frost after March 15 be ready to protect your angel's trumpets if we have 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.