When can I plant Bacopa in Zone 8b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 8b it's possible to figure out when it's a good idea to plant bacopa.


Planting Calendar for Bacopa

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

Bacopa tend to make it in mild cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant bacopa 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 bacopa and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bacopa may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your bacopa indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

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.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b there is a last frost after March 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your bacopa if we have 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.