When can I plant Galium 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.

The first opportunity to plant galium in Zone 8b should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Galium

Frost tolerance for galium: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Galium do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant galium 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 galium and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your galium may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your galium indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b we get surprised by a frost after March 15 so always be ready to protect your galium 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.