When can I plant Scabiosa in Zone 8a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. 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 determine when it's a good idea to plant scabiosa by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Scabiosa

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

You can plant scabiosa just a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant scabiosa 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 scabiosa and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your scabiosa may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your scabiosa indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8a. In the coldest months of winter we should 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 we get a frost after March 15 be ready to cover your scabiosa if we have 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.