When can I plant Gypsophila 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.

In Zone 8a you can determine when it's possible to plant gypsophila by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gypsophila

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

Gypsophila do well in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant gypsophila 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 gypsophila and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your gypsophila may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your gypsophila indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a there is a last frost after March 15 be ready to cover your gypsophila 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.