When can I plant Bower Vine in Zone 8b

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

The first opportunity to plant bower vine in Zone 8b should be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bower Vine

Frost tolerance for bower vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

You should not plant bower vine until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant bower vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bower vine
Probably not a good time to plant bower vine

The earliest that you can plant bower vine in Zone 8b is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant bower vine and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bower vine may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your bower vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8b the average date of last frost happens on March 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 15°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b it frosts late in the year after March 15 be ready to protect your bower vine 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.