When can I plant Campanula in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 8b can be read to figure out when it's possible to plant campanula.


Planting Calendar for Campanula

Frost tolerance for campanula: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Campanula tend to make it in some cold which tells us that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b we get a frost after March 15 be ready to cover your campanula 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.