When can I plant Bishop's Weed 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of figuring out when to plant bishop's weed is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

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

You can plant bishop's weed a lot earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather.

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The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed 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 bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bishop's weed may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your bishop's weed indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is just an average 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 always be ready to protect your bishop's weed in the event of 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.