When can I plant Bower Vine in Zone 8a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

It's a good idea to estimate when it's a good idea to plant bower vine by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Bower Vine

Frost tolerance for bower vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since bower vine do not do well in cold weather it's necessary to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant bower vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bower vine
Probably not a good time to plant bower vine

The earliest that you can plant bower vine 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 bower vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bower vine may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your bower vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on March 15 in Zone 8a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 10°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8a it frosts late in the year after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your bower vine in the event of 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.