When can I plant Trachelium in Zone 8a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 8a you should be able to determine when it's a good idea to plant trachelium.


Planting Calendar for Trachelium

Frost tolerance for trachelium: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

It's a bad idea to plant trachelium until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant trachelium 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 trachelium and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your trachelium may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your trachelium indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a we get surprised by a frost after March 15 so always be ready to protect your trachelium 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.