When can I plant Crossandra 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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 8b it's a good idea to determine when it's possible to plant crossandra.


Planting Calendar for Crossandra

Frost tolerance for crossandra: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You can not plant crossandra until after the last frost because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant crossandra 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 crossandra and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your crossandra may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your crossandra indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b there is a last frost after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your crossandra if we have 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.