When can I plant Creeping Phlox in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to estimate when you can plant creeping phlox by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 8b.


Planting Calendar for Creeping Phlox

Frost tolerance for creeping phlox: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Creeping Phlox are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which tells us that you can plant them much earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant creeping phlox 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 creeping phlox and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your creeping phlox may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your creeping phlox indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on March 15 in Zone 8b. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b it frosts late in the year after March 15 be ready to protect your creeping phlox 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.