When can I plant Pennyroyal in Zone 8a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 8a you should be able to determine when it's a good idea to plant pennyroyal.


Planting Calendar for Pennyroyal

Frost tolerance for pennyroyal: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant pennyroyal earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8a and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a it frosts late in the year after March 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your pennyroyal if we have a 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.