When can I plant Chervil in Zone 8b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant chervil in Zone 8b should be determined by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chervil

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

You can plant chervil a bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant chervil 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 chervil and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your chervil may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your chervil indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b last frost occurs after March 15 so always be ready to cover your chervil 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.