When can I plant Geum in Zone 8a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

A way of estimating when it's a good idea to plant geum is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Geum

Frost tolerance for geum: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Geum tend to make it in very little cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

The last month that you can plant geum and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your geum may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your geum indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 be ready to cover your geum in the event of 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.