When can I plant Steirodiscus in Zone 8a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. 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 steirodiscus in Zone 8a can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Steirodiscus

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

Steirodiscus tend to make it in some cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant steirodiscus 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 steirodiscus and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your steirodiscus may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your steirodiscus indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get surprised by a frost after March 15 be ready to cover your steirodiscus if we have 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.