When can I plant Aurinia in Zone 8b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 8b it's a good idea to determine when it's the best time to plant aurinia.


Planting Calendar for Aurinia

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

Aurinia do well in a bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8b. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every 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 aurinia 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.