When can I plant Missouri Primrose in Zone 8a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 8a you can figure out when it's the best time to plant missouri primrose by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Missouri Primrose

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

You can plant missouri primrose a little bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant missouri primrose 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 missouri primrose and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your missouri primrose may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your missouri primrose indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

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.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your missouri primrose 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.