When can I plant Nolana 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.

The best time to plant nolana in Zone 8a should be determined by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nolana

Frost tolerance for nolana: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

It's a bad idea to plant nolana until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 be ready to cover your nolana in the event of 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.