When can I plant Didiscus in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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.

You should be able to estimate when it's possible to plant didiscus by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 8b.


Planting Calendar for Didiscus

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

You can plant didiscus a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant didiscus 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 didiscus and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your didiscus may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your didiscus indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8b the average date of last frost happens on March 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b last frost occurs after March 15 be ready to protect your didiscus if we have a surprise 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.