When can I plant Campanula in Zone 8a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 8a you can figure out when to plant campanula by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Campanula

Frost tolerance for campanula: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Campanula do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant campanula in Zone 8a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant campanula and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your campanula may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your campanula indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to 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. Half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your campanula in the event of a 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.