When can I plant Regal Geranium in Zone 8a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to figure out when it's possible to plant regal geranium by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Regal Geranium

Frost tolerance for regal geranium: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Regal Geranium are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

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

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 is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 be ready to cover your regal geranium 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.