When can I plant Brachycome in Zone 8b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant brachycome is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 8b.


Planting Calendar for Brachycome

Frost tolerance for brachycome: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

It's a bad idea to plant brachycome until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant brachycome 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 brachycome and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your brachycome may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your brachycome indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

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.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8b there is a last frost after March 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your brachycome in the event of a 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.