When can I plant Blue Lace Flowers 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 8a should be looked at to estimate when it's the best time to plant blue lace flowers.


Planting Calendar for Blue Lace Flowers

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

Since blue lace flowers do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant blue lace flowers
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant blue lace flowers
Probably not a good time to plant blue lace flowers

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on March 15 in Zone 8a. 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 an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 be ready to cover your blue lace flowers 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.