When can I plant Crassula 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.

You can determine when it's possible to plant crassula in Zone 8a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Crassula

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

You really shouldn't plant crassula until after the last frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant crassula 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 crassula and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your crassula may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your crassula indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 so always be ready to protect your crassula 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.