When can I plant Angel's Trumpets in Zone 8b

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

The first chance to plant angel's trumpets in Zone 8b should be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Angel's Trumpets

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

You can plant angel's trumpets just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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A good time to plant angel's trumpets
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant angel's trumpets
Probably not a good time to plant angel's trumpets

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8b the average date of last frost happens on March 15. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b we get surprised by a frost after March 15 be ready to protect your angel's trumpets if we have 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.