When can I plant Buddha belly plant in Zone 8a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening 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 determine when to plant buddha belly plant by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Buddha belly plant

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

You really shouldn't plant buddha belly plant until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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A good time to plant buddha belly plant
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant buddha belly plant
Probably not a good time to plant buddha belly plant

The earliest that you can plant buddha belly plant 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 buddha belly plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your buddha belly plant may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your buddha belly plant indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on March 15 in Zone 8a. It might get as low as 10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your buddha belly plant 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.