When can I plant Armeria in Zone 8a

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

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 8a it's a good idea to determine when it's the best time to plant armeria.


Planting Calendar for Armeria

Frost tolerance for armeria: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant armeria much earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant armeria in Zone 8a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant armeria and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your armeria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your armeria indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a it frosts late in the year after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your armeria 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.