When can I plant Baby's Breath in Zone 8a

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

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 8a you should be able to determine when to plant baby's breath.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

Frost tolerance for baby's breath: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since baby's breath do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant baby's breath
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby's breath
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The earliest that you can plant baby's breath 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 baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your baby's breath may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your baby's breath indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8a and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a there is a last frost after March 15 be ready to protect your baby's breath 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.