When can I plant Myosotis in Zone 8a

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

You can determine when it's the best time to plant myosotis in Zone 8a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Myosotis

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

Myosotis do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant myosotis 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 myosotis and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your myosotis may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your myosotis 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.

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. Half of the time in Zone 8a it frosts late in the year after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your myosotis 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.