When can I plant Brunfelsia in Zone 8a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 8a you can estimate when it's possible to plant brunfelsia by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Brunfelsia

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

You can not plant brunfelsia until after the last frost because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant brunfelsia 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 brunfelsia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your brunfelsia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your brunfelsia 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 not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8a we get surprised by a frost after March 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your brunfelsia 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.