When can I plant Angelonia in Zone 8a

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

A common way of making a decision about when you can plant angelonia is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Angelonia

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

Angelonia can survive in very little cold which tells us that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant angelonia 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 angelonia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your angelonia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your angelonia indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on March 15 in Zone 8a. 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 an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a there is a last frost after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your angelonia in the event of a late frost.

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.