When can I plant Copperleaf in Zone 8b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

A common way of figuring out when it's possible to plant copperleaf is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 8b.


Planting Calendar for Copperleaf

Frost tolerance for copperleaf: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since copperleaf are not cold tolerant it's necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8b. It might get as low as 15°F during 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. Since half of the time in Zone 8b there is a last frost after March 15 be ready to protect your copperleaf if we have 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.