When can I plant Twinspur 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.

It's possible to figure out when to plant twinspur by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Twinspur

Frost tolerance for twinspur: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since twinspur do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant twinspur in Zone 8a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant twinspur and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your twinspur may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your twinspur indoors.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 be ready to protect your twinspur 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.