When can I plant Lotus Vine in Zone 8a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our 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.

One way of figuring out when you can plant lotus vine is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Lotus Vine

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

You can plant lotus vine just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant lotus vine 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 lotus vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lotus vine may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your lotus vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 so always be ready to protect your lotus vine if we have a surprise late frost.

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.