When can I plant Artemesia in Zone 8a

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

You can determine when it's the best time to plant artemesia in Zone 8a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Artemesia

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

Since artemesia are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant artemesia 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 artemesia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your artemesia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your artemesia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to 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. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 be ready to protect your artemesia if we have a surprise 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.