When can I plant Streptocarpella in Zone 8a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our 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.

You should be able to determine when you can plant streptocarpella by using the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Streptocarpella

Frost tolerance for streptocarpella: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

It's not a good idea to plant streptocarpella until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant streptocarpella 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 streptocarpella and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your streptocarpella may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your streptocarpella indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8a the average date of last frost happens on March 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 10°F.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8a we get surprised by a frost after March 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your streptocarpella in the event of 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.