When can I plant Vinca Vine in Zone 8a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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 USDA zone info for Zone 8a should be used to estimate when it's possible to plant vinca vine.


Planting Calendar for Vinca Vine

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

Vinca Vine tend to make it in moderate cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant vinca vine 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 vinca vine and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your vinca vine may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your vinca vine indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of 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.

Always 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 so always be ready to cover your vinca vine if we have 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.