When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 8a you can estimate when it's the best time to plant sweetscented bedstraw by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

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

Since sweetscented bedstraw are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

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 our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8a and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your sweetscented bedstraw 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.