When can I plant Bachelor Buttons in Zone 8a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when you can plant bachelor buttons in Zone 8a by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bachelor Buttons

Frost tolerance for bachelor buttons: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since bachelor buttons are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant bachelor buttons
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bachelor buttons
Probably not a good time to plant bachelor buttons

The earliest that you can plant bachelor buttons 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 bachelor buttons and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your bachelor buttons may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your bachelor buttons 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. It might get as low as 10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 be ready to protect your bachelor buttons 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.