When can I plant Anagallis in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 8b you will be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant anagallis.


Planting Calendar for Anagallis

Frost tolerance for anagallis: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since anagallis do ok in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

The last month that you can plant anagallis and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your anagallis may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your anagallis indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8b the average date of last frost happens on March 15. 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b we get surprised by a frost after March 15 be ready to cover your anagallis if we have a 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.