When can I plant African Daisy in Zone 8b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

You can determine when it's a good idea to plant african daisy in Zone 8b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for African Daisy

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

Since african daisy are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant african daisy
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant african daisy
Probably not a good time to plant african daisy

The earliest that you can plant african daisy 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 african daisy and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your african daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your african daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b 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 8b we get surprised by a frost after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your african daisy in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.