When can I plant Mecardonia in Zone 8a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when to plant mecardonia in Zone 8a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Mecardonia

Frost tolerance for mecardonia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since mecardonia require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

The last month that you can plant mecardonia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your mecardonia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your mecardonia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes 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 protect your mecardonia in the event of 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.