When can I plant Galium in Zone 8a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

The best time to plant galium in Zone 8a can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Galium

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

Since galium are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant galium 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 galium and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your galium may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your galium indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8a may not be accurate from year to year 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 be sure to be ready to cover your galium 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.