When can I plant Chocolate Daisy in Zone 8b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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 USDA zone info for Zone 8b should be used to estimate when to plant chocolate daisy.


Planting Calendar for Chocolate Daisy

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

You can plant chocolate daisy just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant chocolate daisy 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 chocolate daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your chocolate daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your chocolate daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on 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 can change quite a bit from year to 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 chocolate daisy 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.