When can I plant Hypericum in Zone 8a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant hypericum in Zone 8a should be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hypericum

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

Since hypericum are barely cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant hypericum 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 hypericum and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your hypericum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your hypericum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 be ready to protect your hypericum 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.