When can I plant Blue Lace Flowers 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant blue lace flowers in Zone 8b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Blue Lace Flowers

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

Since blue lace flowers are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant blue lace flowers
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant blue lace flowers
Probably not a good time to plant blue lace flowers

The earliest that you can plant blue lace flowers 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 blue lace flowers and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your blue lace flowers may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your blue lace flowers indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8b. We can 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 changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b we get a frost after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your blue lace flowers 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.