When can I plant Scutellaria in Zone 8a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

The best time to plant scutellaria in Zone 8a can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Scutellaria

Frost tolerance for scutellaria: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Scutellaria require warm weather which tells us that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant scutellaria
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The earliest that you can plant scutellaria 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 scutellaria and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your scutellaria may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your scutellaria indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on March 15 in Zone 8a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 10°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 be ready to cover your scutellaria 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.