When can I plant Brunfelsia 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.

In Zone 8b you can determine when it's the best time to plant brunfelsia by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Brunfelsia

Frost tolerance for brunfelsia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Brunfelsia do not do well in cold weather which means that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant brunfelsia 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 brunfelsia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your brunfelsia may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your brunfelsia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on March 15 in Zone 8b. We should expect an average low temperature of 15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every 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 brunfelsia 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.