When can I plant Doronicum 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.

You can estimate when you can plant doronicum in Zone 8a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Doronicum

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

You can plant doronicum a little bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant doronicum 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 doronicum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your doronicum may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your doronicum 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. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 10°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 be ready to protect your doronicum 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.