When can I plant Crossandra 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of estimating when it's the best time to plant crossandra is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Crossandra

Frost tolerance for crossandra: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Crossandra are not cold tolerant which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant crossandra 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 crossandra and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your crossandra may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your crossandra indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a we get surprised by a frost after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your crossandra 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.