When can I plant Basket of Gold in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant basket of gold in Zone 8b by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Basket of Gold

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

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

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A good time to plant basket of gold
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant basket of gold
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The earliest that you can plant basket of gold 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 basket of gold and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your basket of gold may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your basket of gold indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8b. We should expect an average low temperature of 15°F in 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 will vary 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 basket of gold 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.