When can I plant Aegopodium in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 8b it's a good idea to estimate when to plant aegopodium.


Planting Calendar for Aegopodium

Frost tolerance for aegopodium: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant aegopodium a lot earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant aegopodium in Zone 8b 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 aegopodium and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your aegopodium may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your aegopodium indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on March 15 in Zone 8b. We can expect an average low temperature of 15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8b last frost occurs after March 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your aegopodium in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8b.