When can I plant Blue Throatwort in Zone 8a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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 way of figuring out when to plant blue throatwort is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Blue Throatwort

Frost tolerance for blue throatwort: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since blue throatwort are not cold tolerant you really should wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant blue throatwort in Zone 8a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

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

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year 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 it frosts late in the year after March 15 be ready to cover your blue throatwort 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.